Native Americans are about to get PAID.

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  1. HubArkishh

    HubArkishh Active Member

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    Federal Government To Pay Long-Overdue $940 Million To Native American Tribes


    In the latest of a series of major settlements with Native American tribes, the Obama administration has agreed to pay $940 million for failing to compensate tribes for services that they carried out.

    The 25-year-old case involves claims that the government paid tribes less than it had promised under contracts for public services such as education and law enforcement.

    Laura Morales reports for NPR's newscast desk:

    "This dispute goes back decades. Under the 1975 Indian Self Determination Act, tribes have local control over services like road maintenance, fire and police — but the federal government pays for them. It's all spelled out in contracts. But Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn says sometimes the appropriations weren't enough.

    "'Some kinks have taken a while to work out. For several years Congress did not appropriate enough money for all the contract costs that we were required by statute to pay,' he said. 'That sometimes created a gap between what we promised to pay and what we actually paid.'"

    The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the tribes in 2012, but the settlement terms must still be approved in U.S. District Court.

    There have been several other massive class-action lawsuits settled between Native American tribes and the federal government in recent years. In 2010, the government paid $3.4 billion over royalties owed to generations of individual Indian landowners, according to the Associated Press. And last year, the Obama administration settled with Navajo Nation leaders to the tune of $554 million over the mismanagement of resources on its 27,000-square-mile reservation.





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    I guess them mirrors and beeds dont work no more. Hey any 1 wanna buy a bridge
     
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    We're only months away from paying the Japs & Nazis
     
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    ...good for them.
     
  7. Napoleon V

    Napoleon V Swagggggg. ! !!!!!!!! !!!!! Banned User

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    I don't know about the US but in Canada the tribal governments are corrupt as hell, taking all the money and letting the tribe live in poverty.
     
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    ...the reservations ive been on in the usa are run down poverty level zones.
     
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    40 acres and a mule first. Then we can move on to everyone else. I wonder how much we will pay for being big meanies and dropping those bombs on Japan? I am being facetious, but given the direction of this country and the people who vote, I probably should not be. I'll most likely see that shit play out before I check out.
     
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    That kind of scratch will buy a lot of fire water.
     
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    same shit here and the gao, gub accounting office is a typical gub agency mired in layers of shit
     
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    the chiefs all own the firewater stores
     
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    evil obama hates white people, america, and the west :facepalm:
     
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    ...i just read something recently about a tribe in north dakota i think, thats going to be hosting marijuana retreats. like you go into their zone and weed is legal to buy and use there.
     
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    Gang way for Chief Phony Feathers!

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    This will probably be bad for them. Natives are completely dependent on the government already and are more than content to live off of the government. They aren't going to invest anything with this money. They are just going to buy more alcohol and sit around all day
     
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    Are they going to pay them in wampum or Scores funny money?
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    What people? They're all dead.

    How many of your great great great grandfather's past due payments have you collected?