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Running head: ASSIGNMENT - LEGISLATION LEGACY 1 Assignment - Legislation Legacy Lori Babler ETH125 February 11, 2011 Catherine Spyridakis
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ASSIGNMENT - LEGISLATION LEGACY 2 Assignment - Legislation Legacy One of the issues between the Federal Government and Native Americans is a class action law suit, Cobell v. Salazar (www. IndianTrust.com ) regarding the violation of trust duties by not providing a proper historical accounting relating to Individual Indian Money (IIM) and the mismanagement of Indian land, funds and other assets held in trust by the federal government. This class action law suit is on the verge of being settled and will award monetary settlements to individual Indians all over the country. According to the Indian Trust website, the legislation involved in the law suit includes the Secretaries of the Interior and the Treasury and
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Unformatted text preview: the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs. The law suit claims that these bodies of legislature are directly responsible for the mismanagement of Fund Administration Claims and the mismanagement of individual land trust funds in addition to violation of the federal governments trust responsibilities pertaining to the management of land, oil, natural gas, mineral, timber, grazing, and other resources. The Settlement Agreement states that eligible tribe members will each receive $1,000.00 and any remaining funds will be contributed to the Indian Education Scholarship Fund. ASSIGNMENT - LEGISLATION LEGACY 3 Reference (IndianTrust.com, 2011)...
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