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  1. Navajo Nation Wins Largest Tribe Settlement Ever

    The earth, the waters and the sky have their price. The U.S. government will pay the 300,000-strong Navajo Nation $554 million, the largest amount ever to a Native American tribe. The feds manage 14 million acres of Navajo land for coal and oil extraction, timber harvesting, and other uses. But the tribe sued, saying the management failed to maximize profits on its behalf for 50 years. The settlement is part of President Obama’s efforts to resolve longstanding Native American legal claims.

    NYT

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