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Historic Settlement With Native Americans For Land Trust Abuses

The U.S. Government has agreed to a settlement of $3.4 billion for failing to pay royalties on mineral and grazing leases to Native Americans.
December 10, 2009, 8am PST | Tim Halbur
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"US District Judge Royce Lamberth, who presided over a series of hearings, wrote scathing opinions, including one that said: "I have never seen more egregious misconduct by the federal government." He added: "Real justice for these Indians may still lie in the distant future; it may never come at all. This reality makes a statement about our society and our form of government that we should be unwilling to let stand.""

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Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 in The Christian Science Monitor
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