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A panoramic view of Navajo Nation lands. Tribe members were paid more than $104 million for almost 150,000 acres of land that will be returned to the tribal government under a $1.9 billion federal program for tribes nationwide.

The Interior Department has “not accomplished much” in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund for the program. Read more»

Attorneys plan to decide “sooner rather than later” whether to appeal a federal court’s decision to uphold a $3.4 billion settlement of claims by Native Americans who said the government mismanaged properties it held in trust. Read more»