Navajo Nation Announces Landmark Settlement with the US

On Wednesday, the Navajo Nation announced that it had settled trust claims dating back 50 or more years with the U.S. government.  Ben Shelly, Navajo Nation President, had disclosed in May that an agreement had been reached in principle, but it was not until Wednesday, September 24th, that the settlement was officially announced. The $554 million agreement will  settle claims that the U.S. government mismanaged funds and natural resources on the Navajo reservation for decades.

The settlement will be signed in Window Rock, Ariz. on Friday.

Navajo President Ben Shelly’s announcement can be watched here.

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