From the annals of fellow journalist, Mr. Jan Tucker:
Fellow journalist and California licensed private investigator, Mr. Jan Tucker is developing an in-depth report for Counterpunch Magazine about the national Tribal Trust settlements that the U.S. Government has been paying over the last several years. In particular, Mr. Tucker is examining the differences in accounting practices between nonprofits (such as the Native American Rights Fund) and private attorneys who handled those lawsuits for Native Americans.
Here's an excerpt from Mr. Tucker's blog:
I’m working on an article for CounterPunch Magazine on Native American Tribal Trust litigation and how these lawsuits have been handled by non-profits such as the Native American Rights Fund as opposed to various groups of private lawyers.
I’m eager to get in touch with anybody who has information on any of the following people, tribes or institutions. Note that inclusion on the list doesn’t mean that they have done anything wrong; some of the people listed may be potential victims. Note also that some of these names may be very common so do not impute anything adverse just because somebody’s name might be in the list because of its commonality. If you know anything or know anybody who might know anything about these folks, bad, good, or otherwise, please e-mail me at:
To read more on Mr. Tucker's blog, click here.
The Navajo Nation is the latest Tribe to come to an agreement with the U.S. Government over mismanaged funds dating back 50 years. Its $554 million deal is the largest payment to a single Indian tribe that the U.S. Government has paid to date.