Speak Your Piece: Cobell Settlement’s Small Picture
[imgbelt img=ECobell.jpg]In the big picture, the settlement that ended a 13 year legal battle by Indian people was so-so. The real victory can come in thousands of small pictures, like the one that happened to me.
She told Mother Jones magazine: “Indians did not receive the full financial Settlement they deserved, but we achieved the best Settlement we could. This is a bittersweet victory, at best, but it will mean a great deal to the tens of thousands of impoverished Indians entitled to share in its financial fruits, as well as to the Indian youth whose dreams for a better life, including the possibility of one day attending college, can now be realized.”