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  Cobell, Elouise
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  2016-01-01  
 
NameElouise Cobell
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, Montana , United States
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Born November 05, 1945
DiedOctober 16, 2011 (65 years)
ContributorRBH
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Nov 16, 2016 03:44pm
Tags Native American -
InfoElouise Pepion Cobell, also known as Yellow Bird Woman (November 5, 1945 – October 16, 2011) (Niitsítapi Blackfoot Confederacy) was a tribal elder and activist, banker, rancher, and lead plaintiff in the groundbreaking class-action suit Cobell v. Salazar (2010). This challenged the United States' mismanagement of trust funds belonging to more than 500,000 individual Native Americans. In 2010 the government approved a $3.4 billion settlement for the trust case, including funds to partially compensate individual account holders, and an allocation to buy back fractionated lands, and restore them to the Native American tribes. It also provided for a $60 million dollar scholarship fund, named the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund in her honor. The settlement is the largest ever in a class action against the federal government.


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