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Native Americans Set to Receive $3.4 Billion Dollar Settlement From the U.S. Government, Zero For Blacks.

Former lead attorney Cobell with Sec. of the Interior Salazar

Native Americans are poised to receive a $3.4 billion dollar settlement from the U.S. government, one of the largest settlements in this country’s history.

The settlement between the U.S. government and Native Americans has to do with land trusts that Native Americans say were managed in such a way that disadvantaged them and reduced their royalties.

Yahoo News reports:

One of the largest U.S. government settlements in history began with a lawsuit filed in 1996 byElouise Cobell of Browning, Mont. The Blackfeet leader observed that those who leased Indian land made money from its natural resources, while the Indians themselves remained in poverty with no accounting of the royalties from that land that were held in trust for them by the government.

“We all are happy that this settlement can finally be implemented,” attorney Dennis Gingold said in a statement. “We deeply regret that Ms. Cobell did not live to see this day.”

The settlement calls for an estimated 350,000 Native Americans to begin receiving $1,000 compensatory checks as early as Christmas.

“With the settlement now final, we can put years of discord behind us and start a new chapter in our nation-to-nation relationship,” said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

 What about blacks? Is there no dollar amount on the free wages African Amercans provided, even though Congress was able to put a dollar figure on land trusts?
Is there no dollar amount which could compensate blacks whose ancestors were run off land that they legally owned by racist whites? Or have we all just stopped asking?

98 Responses to Native Americans Set to Receive $3.4 Billion Dollar Settlement From the U.S. Government, Zero For Blacks.

  1. Jackie Reply

    June 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

    f**k this world to h**l.

  2. TOKOOL Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    5MILLION DOLLARS AND SOME OIL MINES WITH A LOT
    OF OIL SHOULD DO THE TRICK OF REPARATIONS FOR ME.

  3. TOKOOL Reply

    May 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    ANDREW JACKSON ELIMINATED 40 ACRES AND A MULE
    THAT WAS GIVEN TO AFRICAN AMERICANS,BUT 43
    PRESIDENTS ALL THE UP UNTIL NOW LET THE ORDER
    STAND EVENTHOUGH ANDREW JACKSON WAS IMPEACHED. TURNING A BLIND EYE TO FAIR JUSTICE
    IS A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.

  4. Giselle W Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Congressman Conyers has negotiated multiple Bills regarding reparations for African Americans for over a decade. He has worked diligently, consistently & fervently with the late attorney, Johnny Cochran, Randall Robinson (The Debt author) & other prominent African historians, litigators & politicians to faciliate an OVERDO apology and repayment of over 200 years of FREE LABOR. Wealth secured on our backs through agriculture( cotton, sugar, rice,tobacco)- masonry(from plantations to the White House) – industrial( machinery to railroads) Whites have reaped the benefits of our labor. Asian Americans, Jews, Aboriginies,Native Americans have received remittance. Reparations for Blacks is our RIGHTFUL INHERITANCE. I am pleased litigation has proved successful for the Native Americans. The lawsuit should set a precedence and provide renewed, aggressive demands for Black Americans.

  5. Valter Reply

    December 1, 2012 at 2:50 am

    d**n, don’t the casino money go to the Indians? Do they not already get paid for living on the reservation? Have anybody every seen a homeless Indian, ok Japanese, Jew. Ok how many homeless Mexicans have you seen. AND REMEMBER EVERY 20 or 25 YEARS ( they ) VOTE TO SEE WEATHER BLACKS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE. dAayuuummmmm. We were striped of our language, our heritage forced to learn broken English from dummies, raped, butchered, hung for entertainment after Sunday Service. Bought and sold as property and after the free labor, blacks were paid 2 or more times less than the few whites. We have always paid for their CREDIT. We are owed. And for the Mexicans who say they do what Black men won’t do. WORK FOR FREE

  6. Tonya Dakari Reply

    November 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    The white man will compensate every race that they have stolen from. “However”, they will never have enough money to compensate those of african descent. It would bankrupt this country. The United States is the land of the native americans. However, out of the ravaging the white man has done, he had to leave the United States and travel across the globe, and terrorize a continent that they had no right to be on. , They took people of africa and forced them into slavery from a land of their own to a country and land they did not know. Thereafter they used and abused them and used them as collateral to build this country known as America. Do you really believe these whites are going to give up their luxury to give back for their ancestors wrong? ‘h**l NO! It would depelete this United States economy and the world.

    • TOKOOL Reply

      May 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      ACTUALLY ARCHAEOLOGIST HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE
      THAT GO BACK FURTHER THEN THE PRESENCE OF INDIANS THAT AFRICANS WAS HERE FIRST AND THERE
      TRIBES,SO ACTUALLY THE INDIANS AND CONGRESS
      OWE US.

  7. David (Future U.S. Senator) Reply

    November 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Don’t miss this point that was made about Special Order #15, and I would like to add…. The Reconstruction Act and The Freedman’s Bureau Act. These Laws were inacted to address the begining process of The Repair of The Newly Freed Slaves of 1865. The Repeal of these Laws could be found UnConstitutional. Let’s check it out and consider adding this Info to Our Augument. Peace and Many Blessings!

  8. Steve Reply

    November 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    How can you put a price tag on someone’s ancestrial land that, in almost all tribes, had significant religious ties as well? Please remember that there were red people on the selling block in Charles Town too! History points out that blacks were “commodities” with intrinsic labor value but native americans took up space and were exterminated to glean land ownership.

    Speaking of Columbus, that bast*rd was received by a native king who offered his prize possesion, his crown, to the invader who mistook a sign of friendliness for submission. And here we are…

  9. karen Reply

    November 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Nothing will happen for us if we keep our d**n mouths shut.

  10. Ida Muorie Reply

    November 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Reparations should not only come from the treatment of slaves but repudiation of all the inventions taken away!!!

  11. AMAZINGGRACE Reply

    November 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I am sick to my stomach…..what about my ancestors are they not deserving of reparations too? So blacks with native american ancestors are not considered for anything?

  12. Imhotep Reply

    November 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

    NOOOOO remember even after giving 94% of our votes to Obama and the Democrats, we can’t ask them for nuthin and they don’t owe us nuthin right? Guess who signs off on the deal? Obama and Eric Holder. ..so stick with ur ” Obama is not the Prez of black folks” state. Bet the Blackfeet are calling him their Prez … Hotep. ..

    • Derrick Reply

      November 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Brother Imhotep:

      These slave azz negroids don’t give a da*mn, what they give to these so-called indians. If this cat would’ve invited the grand wizard of the klan, they would still be happy!

      When we talk reparations; these negroids get scared and start shaking like a leaf on a tree.

      The Black Afrikan Olmecs are the ORIGINAL inhabitants of amerikkka! The so-called indians are johnny-come-lately!!!

      By the way…I ain’t seen a ‘red’ man in all my life!!! The FIRST amerindians were BLACK and BROWN!!!

      REPARATIONS NOW…O’DRAMA!!! FVCK THE SO-CALLED RED INDIDANS; THEY WERE BLACK!!!

      By the way… it was 4.6BILLION DOLLARS HE GAVE TO THESE PEOPLE!!!

      Hotep!

      • TOKOOL Reply

        May 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

        YOU DONT REALIZE WHAT YOUR SAYINGBECAUSE IF I AM CORRECT YOUR SAYING THAT THE FIRST PEOPLE
        HERE IN AMERICA WAS BLACK INDIANS IN WHICH THE
        INDIANS THATS RECIEVING REPARATION IS BLACK
        ALSO.SO ARE YOU SAYING BLACKS ARE GETTING
        REPARATION BUT THROUGH A INDIAN TRIBE.

  13. onmyway2012 Reply

    November 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

    His for the Native Americans considering what the government did to them. Now I agree with the majority of the comments asking whets our due is, hire native Americans have been pushing to remove blacks from making a valid connection to native ancestry, and how this president had dropped the ball. Additionally, hire it it’s Ting for blacks to mobilize and demand or reparations for threes injustice in this country due to free labor from slavery, discrimination institutionally, Jim crow, etc. ours ancestors fought so we can have friends and equality today, to have measures of power to fight against.continued today. WE come from a stoing people as well that survived the horrors of slavery, built this country, and should not be ashamed because we demand our due because our ancestors weren’t in the position to do so. They survived so that we could carry on the good fight.

    We want our check!!!

  14. John Reply

    November 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Actually and Factually, I am more native than the so called native americans, and have endured not for years, but for eons.

  15. Coretta Reply

    November 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Well said Maat

  16. Maat Reply

    November 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    1st off, they OWE the native americans much much more than billions, it really can’t even be quanitified; but black people–they can’t print that much money. Just think about 250 plus years of free labor, along with almost 100 years of jim crow with black people paying 1st class taxes but receiving 4th class services and today paying ghetto taxes in the form of higher prices for goods in our neighborhoods. And at the end of the day, most whites think we should be grateful for the honor of slavery, abuse, discrimination and being the victims of centuries at the hands of apartheid central.

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