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US SETTLES WITH NAVAJO INDIAN TRIBE FOR $550 MILLION DOLLARS

mc317
mc317 Chief Of Goddamn StationDark Side of The MoonMembers Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 2014 in The Social Lounge
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-navajo-nation-settlement-20140924-story.html
In a historic settlement, the federal government will pay the Navajo Nation more than half a billion dollars to settle claims that it mismanaged reservation funds for more than 60 years, the tribe and the government announced Wednesday.

At $554 million, the settlement is the largest obtained by a single American Indian tribe against the U.S. It caps a drawn-out dispute filed in 2006 with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The settlement goes a long way toward repairing some of the “wrongs that have been done against the Navajo people,” said Rick Abasta, a spokesman for the Navajo Nation.

But it also serves a more practical purpose, he said.

“It’s a great opportunity to address some of the disparities that exist in the [Navajo] Nation,” he said. “This $554 million is like a much-needed cash infusion for the nation.”

The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American tribe, with more than 300,000 members and a reservation that spans 27,000 square miles in three states, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. But some tribal members who live in remote areas lack modern amenities — even electricity and running water.

“This landmark resolution ends protracted and burdensome litigation. It will provide important resources to the Navajo Nation. And it fairly and honorably resolves a legal conflict over the accounting and management of tribal resources,” U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement.

Abasta said Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly planned to hold a series of town hall meetings to hear from tribal members as to what should be done with the money.

The lawsuit alleged that from 1946 to 2012, the U.S. government, which served as trustee for the tribe’s natural resources, did not negotiate appropriate deals with entities that were extracting natural resources such as coal, uranium, oil and gas from the Navajo reservation.

In addition, the tribe contended that the U.S. did not properly monitor royalties to ensure that the tribe was appropriately paid. It also contended that the U.S. did not properly invest the proceeds to ensure that the tribe would receive an appropriate return on its money.

The lawsuit, which sought $900 million, did not go to trial. Instead the Obama administration decided to settle out of court, said Andrew L. 🤬 , who represented the tribe with partner Samuel J. Buffone.

“There was a lot of government misconduct for a very long time, but the Obama administration and Justice Department stepped up and did the right thing in this case,” 🤬 said.

The settlement was negotiated in June and finalized by senior Navajo and U.S. officials in early August, 🤬 said. The U.S. has agreed to pay the settlement in the next 30 to 60 days.

About 100 similar cases have been filed by other tribes, 🤬 said; many have been settled, but a few remain in litigation. The second-largest single settlement was for $380 million, with the Osage tribe in Oklahoma. The 2011 deal ended 11 years of litigation over claims of mismanagement of tribal assets.

The Navajo Nation plans to host a signing ceremony in Window Rock, Ariz., where administration officials will join tribal members to complete the settlement Friday.

“The trust litigation has been a protracted battle and, in the end, it was a victory for tribal sovereignty,” Shelly, the Navajo Nation president, said in a statement. “After a long, hard-won process, I am pleased that we have finally come to a resolution on this matter to receive fair and just compensation for Navajo Nation.”



MEANWHILE MLK AND AL SHARPTON SETTLE FOR WATER FOUNTAIN AND BUS RIGHTS. 🤬 ARE FAIL WE CAN'T EVEN GET A DAM MULE.
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  • Ajackson17
    Ajackson17 On the shoulders of Giants and Elders in history UniverseMembers Posts: 22,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn, I'm glad they got it and should be billions at the very least in 🤬 gold and great fertile land.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good for them, they've been 🤬 over in this country more then anybody else
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mc317 wrote: »
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-navajo-nation-settlement-20140924-story.html


    MEANWHILE MLK AND AL SHARPTON SETTLE FOR WATER FOUNTAIN AND BUS RIGHTS. 🤬 ARE FAIL WE CAN'T EVEN GET A DAM MULE.

    Or an acre lol
  • konceptjones
    konceptjones Old School Playa Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 13,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just waiting for my tribe's settlement. Prolly won't be as big, but I don't care as long as I'm gettin a cut.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.
  • Black Boy King
    Black Boy King Members Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What, did they give a dollar for every native American they murdered upon taking their land?


    50 Cent has damn near more money than they whole tribe lmao
  • Black Boy King
    Black Boy King Members Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Reparations, per definition, are only given to nations. Til we find Blackistan, Negropia or Niggatine in history, we don't even qualify

    Gotta declare who we are before we bring something to court. That's Law 101
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    Judah Back wrote: »
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Reparations, per definition, are only given to nations. Til we find Blackistan, Negropia or Niggatine in history, we don't even qualify

    Gotta declare who we are before we bring something to court. That's Law 101

    Some Jews got money from the Holocaust though and they were just regular citizens of Germany or other European nations. But when it comes to money like this amount, a bunch of citizens aren't gonna get that amount that's true
  • gns
    gns Bleeding 24/7 Members Posts: 21,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No doubt the U.S. owes them injuns way more.
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Forget it.
  • Black Boy King
    Black Boy King Members Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Judah Back wrote: »
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Reparations, per definition, are only given to nations. Til we find Blackistan, Negropia or Niggatine in history, we don't even qualify

    Gotta declare who we are before we bring something to court. That's Law 101

    Some Jews got money from the Holocaust though and they were just regular citizens of Germany or other European nations. But when it comes to money like this amount, a bunch of citizens aren't gonna get that amount that's true

    You proved my point. Not sure if that was your intention
  • Fosheezy
    Fosheezy AKA Flying Wonders the Diamond Mind Members Posts: 3,204 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Judah Back wrote: »
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Reparations, per definition, are only given to nations. Til we find Blackistan, Negropia or Niggatine in history, we don't even qualify

    Gotta declare who we are before we bring something to court. That's Law 101

    Dafck?
    all Those places exist.

  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gns wrote: »
    No doubt the U.S. owes them injuns way more.
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Forget it.

    You're probably right.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Judah Back wrote: »
    Judah Back wrote: »
    How can Black people get settlements like this? There's gotta be a way.

    Reparations, per definition, are only given to nations. Til we find Blackistan, Negropia or Niggatine in history, we don't even qualify

    Gotta declare who we are before we bring something to court. That's Law 101

    Some Jews got money from the Holocaust though and they were just regular citizens of Germany or other European nations. But when it comes to money like this amount, a bunch of citizens aren't gonna get that amount that's true

    You proved my point. Not sure if that was your intention

    Yeah I was agreeing with u
  • Focal Point
    Focal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonMembers Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Props, happy they got their just due
  • perspective@100
    [email protected] Members Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭✭
    what about the other tribes though?
  • jono
    jono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Members Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This ain't reparations though, nor is it an apology for how they treated natives historically.

    Y'all missed the context completely:
    --the federal government will pay the Navajo Nation more than half a billion dollars to settle claims that it mismanaged reservation funds for more than 60 years,

    --The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American tribe, with more than 300,000 members and a reservation that spans 27,000 square miles in three states, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. But some tribal members who live in remote areas lack modern amenities — even electricity and running water.

    --The lawsuit alleged that from 1946 to 2012, the U.S. government, which served as trustee for the tribe’s natural resources, did not negotiate appropriate deals with entities that were extracting natural resources such as coal, uranium, oil and gas from the Navajo reservation.

    In addition, the tribe contended that the U.S. did not properly monitor royalties to ensure that the tribe was appropriately paid. It also contended that the U.S. did not properly invest the proceeds to ensure that the tribe would receive an appropriate return on its money.
  • BoogaSuga
    BoogaSuga Members Posts: 4,000 ✭✭✭✭✭
    poverty rates are crazy on reservations.
    This money is much needed and I hope will be distributed to members properly.
    Navajo nation last I heard were something like 50% live below the poverty line
  • Gain Green
    Gain Green Members Posts: 15
    edited October 2014
    yall some dumb 🤬 for real. i can't believe you stil believe the lie that we was stolen from africa. learn the real truth
  • Gain Green
    Gain Green Members Posts: 15
    edited October 2014
    WE AINT AFRICAN



  • zombie
    zombie Members Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2014
    Gain Green wrote: »
    WE AINT AFRICAN




    yes they are and that video is one of the most stupid pieces of filth ever posted on this website, this is why african americans get no respect you don't even know who the 🤬 you are, a confused ramble of people how how you portray yourself

    africans americans are not native to america if they were we would find centuries of bones proving it and you could thus trace it through the archeological record.
  • Black Boy King
    Black Boy King Members Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gain Green wrote: »
    yall some dumb 🤬 for real. i can't believe you stil believe the lie that we was stolen from africa. learn the real truth
    You right, we ain't African. We migrated to africa after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem

    Some of us were here when the Europeans came, some of us came on slave ships. To deny that we came on slave ships is foolish....



    And BTW Taj Taril Bey, he opened my eyes to a lot of things dealing with law but overall he is teaching false doctrine. Don't get caught up in that Islam and being Moor and 🤬 because 1. It won't save you and 2. They are already demonizing black Muslims.


    Don't be martyred over some 🤬 that the Arabs created (who hate you too, just like them white folk).
  • zombie
    zombie Members Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2014
    Judah Back wrote: »
    Gain Green wrote: »
    yall some dumb 🤬 for real. i can't believe you stil believe the lie that we was stolen from africa. learn the real truth
    You right, we ain't African. We migrated to africa after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem

    Some of us were here when the Europeans came, some of us came on slave ships. To deny that we came on slave ships is foolish....



    And BTW Taj Taril Bey, he opened my eyes to a lot of things dealing with law but overall he is teaching false doctrine. Don't get caught up in that Islam and being Moor and 🤬 because 1. It won't save you and 2. They are already demonizing black Muslims.


    Don't be martyred over some 🤬 that the Arabs created (who hate you too, just like them white folk).

    more utter 🤬 . if the israelites passed through west africa there would be proof there would be writings of the israelites themselves, you insane hebrew israelites have no real proof only lies lies lies and confusion. the romans took the israelites as slaves after jerusalem was destroyed and many more of them were sold as slaves in egypt so while they did go to africa they never went into the areas of africa black slaves came from.

    hebrew israelites are the stupidest of people their theology makes no 🤬 sense and only the simple minded are fooled by them. please wake the 🤬 up there are more 🤬 holes in your theology than a basketball net
  • zombie
    zombie Members Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    all evidence says black people in the americas both north and south came from africa it's that simple. if there were any significant population of black people in the new world before the coming of europeans their would be a bone record.

    even if the odd black person or group somehow found their way to america it still does not support the assertion that black people are native to the americas, it's 2014 black people in america have to drop this 🤬 all these cult groups like the moors, hebrew israelites, nuwabians, the people who are obsessed with ancient egypt. you fools need to drop off and die. you do nothing you have never done anything good for black people. you promote clear lies especially the first 3 groups i mentioned
  • beenwize
    beenwize Members Posts: 2,024 ✭✭
    zombie wrote: »
    Judah Back wrote: »
    Gain Green wrote: »
    yall some dumb 🤬 for real. i can't believe you stil believe the lie that we was stolen from africa. learn the real truth
    You right, we ain't African. We migrated to africa after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem

    Some of us were here when the Europeans came, some of us came on slave ships. To deny that we came on slave ships is foolish....



    And BTW Taj Taril Bey, he opened my eyes to a lot of things dealing with law but overall he is teaching false doctrine. Don't get caught up in that Islam and being Moor and 🤬 because 1. It won't save you and 2. They are already demonizing black Muslims.


    Don't be martyred over some 🤬 that the Arabs created (who hate you too, just like them white folk).

    more utter 🤬 . if the israelites passed through west africa there would be proof there would be writings of the israelites themselves, you insane hebrew israelites have no real proof only lies lies lies and confusion. the romans took the israelites as slaves after jerusalem was destroyed and many more of them were sold as slaves in egypt so while they did go to africa they never went into the areas of africa black slaves came from.

    hebrew israelites are the stupidest of people their theology makes no 🤬 sense and only the simple minded are fooled by them. please wake the 🤬 up their are more 🤬 holes in you theology than a basketball net

    All tho I don't subscribe to the entire Bible as I suspect it's been tampered with I'm still going to say you are way off. in the Bible story after story you see the Israelites are taken captive by most super power nations at there times so if America is the modern day super power unlike any other country in history why don't you think Israelites were enslaved here? I mean in the Bible they were enslaved by most other super powers so why not America?
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