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.


Center for Rural Strategies, publisher of the Daily Yonder.) 

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.”