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Pronto, Tonto!
by Duke LaRance   
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Last edited: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010

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If you've got my money, Honey, I'll have a dime....

I am a member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana and am listed as a Pembina Descendent on the roles of the Turtle Mountain (ND) Agency.

I got totally and unconscionably ripped off in the distribution of the “Ten Cent Treaty” settlement, but that is water under the bridge, and I am not bitter.

Recently when going through old papers, I found three old statements sent to me by the Turtle Mountain Agency. The first was from the accounting period 9-1-93 to 9-30-93 showing a balance of 3 cents. The second was from the accounting period 10-1-03 to 10-31-93 showing a balance of 3 cents. The third was from the accounting period 3-26-00 to 6-25-00 showing a balance of 0 cents!

Wondering how the Cobell lawsuit settlement might affect me, I did a Google search. As we all know, we can’t trust everything on the Web, except for what I post. I urge anyone who might be qualified to be a recipient to do their own research. The following is a synopsis of items that may pertain to my situation:

There are two different classes (or “bunches” as we say). The first is the “Historical Accounting Class” which will likely pay out $1,500 to each recipient. To qualify, one must have had an open account between 6-25-94 and 9-3-09 with at least one transaction during that period.

To qualify for the “Trust Administrative Class” one must have or had an account during the “Electronic Registration Era” from approximately 1985 to the present. This will pay out $500 per person plus a pro rata share of the meager scraps left over after the lawyers’ subsequent feeding frenzy. Most will qualify for both classes.

So it looks like I will be able to buy a very nice car with my $500. And as far as I am concerned, I damned well better also qualify for the larger amount! Somewhere along the way, my 3 cents was looted and I want it back pronto, Tonto! Every penny of it! If my 3 cents was looted after the magical date of 6-25-94, then that very act of piracy was the one required transaction, init?! Maybe I’ll be able to buy nice cars for my wife and kids too!

(c)2009/duke larance



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