Cobell Settlement Hearing Complaints - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Cobell Settlement Hearing Complaints

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Tribal leaders from Montana, as well as other states, met in Washington on Thursday to talk about the federal land buyback program.

The Cobell Settlement, $3.4 billion payout approved by Congress in 2012, repays individual Indian landowners for mismanaged money held in a trust.

The leaders feel they've been shut out of the decision making process.

The Department of Interior is currently trying to identify parcels of land for purchase and turning them over to the tribes.

Those Indian leaders told the congressional panel the program needs to be changed to be completed in the 10-year timeline.

They also want more transparency and fewer delays.

  • LocalMore>>

  • New K-9 Units

    New K-9 Units

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:09:25 GMT
    The Montana Highway Patrol has its own K-9 units curbing drug trafficking for the first time ever.
    The Montana Highway Patrol has its own K-9 units curbing drug trafficking for the first time ever.
  • Grass Fire Threatens Homes

    Grass Fire Threatens Homes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:03:09 GMT
    The Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire on Michael Lane, just off of Highway 87 north, this afternoon.




    The Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire on Michael Lane, just off of Highway 87 north, this afternoon.





  • VA Job Fair in Sheridan

    VA Job Fair in Sheridan

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:53:08 GMT
    Managers with several companies, who are looking for employees, will be at a job fair in Sheridan Wyoming on Friday.
    Managers with several companies, who are looking for employees, will be at a job fair in Sheridan Wyoming on Friday.