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.
Photo: Attorneys and Pembina tribal plaintiffs with the Peltier v. Haaland class action lawsuit. (Courtesy Leslie Peltier)