WINGS #33-16 Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet Banker
She sued to recover stolen Indian assets, and won - but not all of it
Uploaded: 5 Dec, 2016
Recording Date: 1 Dec, 2016
Recording Location: Blaine, Washington USA; Vancouver and Denman Island BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #33-16 Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet Banker
Description: In November 2016, President Obama awarded a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Elouise Cobell. Cobell met with Obama and agreed to a settlement in 2010. She died in 2011. Payments finally began in 2014. This program is an update of a talk Cobell gave to the National Network of Grantmakers in 2005, giving the story of the struggle.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Elouise Cobell was a cofounder of the Blackfeet National Bank and lead plaintiff in Cobell v. Salazar (aka v. Norton and v. Jewell), a lawsuit against the US government to get proper accounting for individual Indian trusts and the return of stolen assets. At the time of this talk, she was Executive Director of the Native American Community Development Corporation
Credits: Speech recorded by Lisa Rudman of Making Contact Women's Desk. Produced and updated for WINGS by Frieda Werden.
NewsType: Weekly Program
Regional > United States
Society and Culture
Politics > First Nations