IndianTrust.com is the web portal containing valuable information on the Indian Trust Settlement of the lawsuit entitled Cobell v. Salazar.
The Settlement was first approved by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on December 21, 2010 and legislation for its approval was signed by Pres. Obama on Dec. 8, 2010. Pres. Obama authorized the funding of $3.4 billion into the Settlement.
The Indian Trust Settlement pertains to the class action lawsuit involving individual Indian lands, funds, assets and other properties entrusted to the management of the federal government. The lawsuit claims that the federal government has committed violations concerning its trust duties by mismanaging the funds, assets, and individual Indian lands. The Settlement involves all account holders of Individual Indian Money (IIM), heirs and beneficiaries of deceased individual land owners or IIM account holders, and Individual Indians whose ownership interest of land is in restricted status or is held in trust.
If you are a Class Member and wish to participate in the Settlement, you must register and file a Claim Form. You can either submit the Claim Form online or through mail. Downloadable and printable Claim Forms can be obtained from www.IndianTrust.com. You may also request the Indian Trust Settlement Administrator to mail a Claim Form to you by telephoning toll-free number 1-800-961-6109 or writing to Indian Trust Settlement P.O. Box 9577, Dublin OH 43017-4877. You may also reach them by sending an email at Info@IndianTrust.com. Claim Forms must be filed or submitted within 45 days of the Settlement