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By Tim Leeds 

Pembina settlement finalized for Chippewa Indian tribes, individuals

Settlement in 29-year-old lawsuit is $59 million


Last updated 6/11/2021 at Noon

A settlement in a lawsuit some 150 years in the making was settled Thursday, providing $59 million to individual Native American litigants and tribes including The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.

Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia finalized Thursday settlement of litigation between the Department of the Interior and plaintiffs in Peltier v. Haaland, the U.S. Department of Interior announced Thursday.

“The Department of the Interior is wholly committed...

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