Four northern tribes won a historic $59 million settlement with the federal government after a legal battle dating back three decades. The substance of the Pembina Tribes’ lawsuit is rooted in a treaty in the mid-19th Century. We’ll talk about what it takes to hold the United States accountable for dishonorable actions and the slow, difficult process to finally prevail against the odds.
Leslie Ann Wilkie Peltier (Pembina of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), Peltier v. Haaland lead plaintiff representative
Melody McCoy (citizen of the Cherokee Nation), Native American Rights Fund staff attorney
Break 1 Music: Migwitch Mahnomen (song) Chippewa Pow-Wow Drum Group In Ball Club, Leech Lake Reservation (artist) Songs of the Chippewa, Vol. 1 – Minnesota Chippewa Game and Social Dance Songs (album)
Break 2 Music: Crossroad Blues (song) Lakota John (artist) Lakota John and Kin (album)