[COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)][SIZE=5]But he gave black Americans zero. He said it will make them lazy. Mind you Red Indians already own casinos that give them millions every year. Each Red Indian received $25,000 to $45 million .[/SIZE]
[COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)][SIZE=5]This was the last thning Obama did before he left office. But he gave black people nice speeches, fo sho.[/SIZE]
[COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)][SIZE=5]He gave Red Indians hard, cold cash in their pockets but he gave BLACK AMERICANS hard, cold hope they can believe in. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=7]U.S. to pay 17 Indian tribes $492 million to settle long-standing disputes[/SIZE]
Traditional Aztec dancers chant during a rally Sept. 13 in San Diego, in support of protesters at Standing Rock, N.D., who are fighting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)
By Sari Horwitz
September 26, 2016
The Obama administration has settled lawsuits with 17 Native American tribes that accused the federal government of long mismanaging their funds and natural resources.
With these settlements, the administration will have resolved the majority of outstanding claims, some dating back a century, with more than 100 tribes and totaling more than $3.3 billion, according to the Justice and Interior departments.
“This is an important achievement that will end, honorably and fairly, decades of contention that not only sapped valuable resources but also strained relationships,” said Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates.
The settlements announced Monday, totaling $492.8 million, come at the same time that thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from across the country have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota to protest the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say threatens their water supply and traverses sacred Indian burial grounds.
[SIZE=7]Why the U.S. Government Is Paying Half a Billion in Settlements to 17 Tribal Governments[/SIZE]
That adds to 95 cases the U.S. has settled with native groups since 2012
September 29, 2016 https://th-thumbnailer.cdn-si-edu.com/_4PCGpItU1hTKn6k-g4oYrm6LKE=/1000x750/filters:no_upscale()/https://tf-cmsv2-smithsonianmag-media.s3.amazonaws.com/filer/4b/4b/4b4bf449-6772-4fa9-920c-ce17f055bdaf/sid_hill_and_oren_lyons.jpgFaithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Oren Lyons, Ph.D., (right), and The Tadodaho of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chief Sidney Hill, examine a treaty at the National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institution
The Interior and Justice Departments announced earlier this week in a press release that U.S. government has reached an agreement with 17 tribal governments across the nation to pay $492 million for mismanaging money and natural resources held in trust for the benefit of native people.
According to Rebecca Hersher at NPR, the settlement caps a four-year push by the Obama administration to resolve more than 100 lawsuits brought against the government by indigenous people claiming the Interior Department did not have their best interests at heart while managing lands in their names.
According to the Department of the Interior, it manages almost 56 million acres of trust lands for federally recognized native people including 100,000 leases on those lands for housing, logging, farming, easements and oil and gas drilling. The agency also manages 2,500 native trust accounts.
“The government bought the land from Indians, but it didn’t pay the Indians,” staff attorney with the Native American Rights Fund Melody McCoy, who handled 13 of the cases just settled, tells Hersher. “The U.S. government would say it held the assets in trusts benevolently, for the protection of Indian lands and money. The flip side of that is that in exchange, the government was supposed to be a good trustee, and it wasn’t. Land was not managed well. Money and resources were not managed well.”
As a result of poor management, the plaintiffs claim they lost decades of potential income. The settlements include the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, The Colorado River Indian People and the Gila River Indian Community and range from $25,000 to $45 million.
These most recent settlements are part of a much longer effort to address tribal lawsuits by the government. In 2009, the government settled what turned out to be an epic, 13-year-long class-action lawsuit, paying $3.4 billion to Native American plaintiffs claiming the 1887 Dawes Act and other actions cheated them out of decades of income.
Since then, besides the 17 recent cases, the Obama administration has settled lawsuits from 95 native groups. McCoy says 11 cases are still pending. So far, the government has paid $1.9 billion to resolve those cases. In a break from a century of policy, the government will pay the settlements directly to the tribal governments to spend as they please, instead of holding the cash in trust, which was customary in the past.
Earlier this week at the annual Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama urged native leaders to keep pushing for visibility and a voice with whatever administration succeeds his, Valerie Volcovici and Julia Harte at Reuters.
“Settling these long-standing disputes reflects the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to reconciliation and empowerment for Indian Country,” Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell says in the press release. “As we turn the page on past challenges in our government-to-government relationship with tribes, we’re moving forward with tribal governments to ensure proper management of tribal trust assets.”
Patty you are one of those kaliwaad on the job, have no mouth to speak up and was waiting on Obama to rescue you. One year worth of wages to a black man will never resolve, the opportunities not afforded to them, which (if given) would give them 20-50 years extra worth of wages in their lifetime. And their descendants too.
Obama alikataa na Black’s reparations but he gave himself reparations. One African American theorized that maybe it’s because African Americans used to to tease Barrack as a kid about his African roots. Na yeye akasema one day he’ll repay back in kind.
All in all Obama is receiving that drone money reparation fo sho !!