Statement on the Approval of the Settlement in the Cobell Class-Action Lawsuit on Indian Trust Management

Publication: Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents
Author: Obama, Barack H
Date published: June 20, 2011
Language: English
PMID: 27599
ISSN: 10466986
Journal code: IWCP

Administration of Barack Obama, 2011

June 20, 2011

After 15 years of litigation, today's decision marks another important step forward in the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian Country. Resolving this dispute was a priority for my administration, and we will engage in government-to-government consultations with tribal nations regarding the land consolidation component of the settlement to ensure that this moves ahead at an appropriate pace and in an appropriate manner. And going forward, my administration will continue to strengthen our relationship with Indian Country.

Categories: Statements by the President : Cobell class-action lawsuit on Indian trust management, settlement.

Subjects: American Indians and Alaska Natives : Cobell class-action lawsuit on Indian trust management, settlement; American Indians and Alaska Natives : Tribal nations, relations with Federal Government.

DCPD Number: DCPD201100459.

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