Cobell Settlement Payout Soon

Nov 28, 2012

The Pine Ridge town of Redshirt sits on on the western edge of the Badlands. A number of residents on tribal lands in South Dakota stand to see payments following the Cobell settlement.

The payout for the landmark Cobell Case may happen before Christmas. 

The $3.4 billion dollar settlement stems from 17 years of litigation over mismanagement of federal lands held in trust for Native American people. 

Federal officials say they want checks of $1000- dollars to go out to more than 300,000 beneficiaries before Christmas.