Elouise Cobell

Elouise Cobell

Elouise Pepion Cobell, also known as Yellow Bird Woman was a tribal elder and activist, banker, rancher, and lead plaintiff in the groundbreaking class-action suit 'Cobell v. Salazar' . This challenged the United States' mismanagement of trust funds belonging to more than 500,000 individual Native Americans. In 2010 the government approved a $3.4 billion settlement for the trust case, including funds to partially compensate individual account holders, and an allocation to buy back fractionated lands, and restore them to the Native American tribes. Wikipedia*

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Elouise Cobell has four videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2002 Call-In as a Director. The year with the most videos was 2006 with two videos. Most common tag: Native Americans.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2006 - Present Executive Director, Native American Community Development Corporation Videos: 2 c. February 8, 2002 - Present Director, Indian Monies Trust Correction Project Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • Indian Trust Lands Lawsuit

    Indian Trust Lands Lawsuit

    Elouise Cobell talked about the 10-year-old lawsuit she and 350,000 other Indians filed against the Interior Department…

  • Indian Trust Lands Lawsuit

    Indian Trust Lands Lawsuit

    A panel moderated by former Senator Tom Daschle talked about the Cobell v. Norton case and about how the mismanagement of…

  • Federal Management of Indian Land Trusts

    Federal Management of Indian Land Trusts

    Ms. Cobell talks about a lawsuit filed against Interior Secretary Gale Norton for federal mismanagement of Indian Trust…

  • Indian Trust Lands Lawsuit

    Indian Trust Lands Lawsuit

    Ms. Cobell talked about a class-action lawsuit being brought against the federal government by several tribal groups for…

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