A deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Interior will discuss the Cobell settlement with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 20, in Rapid City.
Deputy Secretary David Hayes will be one of several guest speakers on the proposed $3.4 billion settlement in the Cobell v. Salazar legal case that addresses alleged mishandling of Indian trust land accounts by the federal government. They will address the chairmen and answer questions from the public from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sylvan meeting room at the Ramkota Convention Center on Saturday.
A panel discussion will include lawyers for the Cobell legal team, Keith Harper and Dennis M. Gingold. Majel M. Russell, an attorney from Billings, Mont., will also present on Cobell.
At noon, Hayes will join the tribal chairmen in a closed executive session.
The Cobell presentation is part of a two-day GPTCA meeting being held today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oglala Sioux Tribal President Theresa Two Bulls serves as president of the GPTCA
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