Pembina Settlement Between U.S. Government and Chippewa Indians Finalized

WASHINGTON (NMB) – Members of the Chippewa Cree and Little Shell Tribes may be eligible to receive monetary claims after a settlement was officially reached on Thursday, ending a court battle that began in 1992.

The settlement in the case calls for the U.S. Government to pay the now-dispersed Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians a total of $59 million. That amount is set to be split to several entities and individuals, including eligible members of the Chippewa Cree and Little Shell Tribes. Projected payouts for some individuals are estimated at over $1,000.

Anyone with questions can call the toll-free hotline at (833)-999-9915 or visit

The deadline to submit a claim is September 8th.


  1. Would like to know how a person who is not Indian are intitaled to Indian money how white people are intitaled to this settlement

  2. As being the eldest child of my deceased father I feel I should be intideled to his settlement the wife is living but is white I don’t see how a white person should receive this money regardless if she was married to my father or not I don’t feel this is right if someone can answer my question id appreciate it thank you

  3. When are they distributing the settlement money.also where do I go to put in a change of address.

  4. I am an enrolled member of Turtle Mountain Chippewa. I never received a notice, but my now deceased mother did. Am I entitled and who would get my mother’s? I am an only child.

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