Blackfeet Community College names new facility in honor of Elouise CobellNovember 6, 2018 |
by MTN News
Blackfeet Community College honored Elouise Cobell, also known as Yellow Bird Woman, on Monday with a special ceremony to name a new building after her.
Cobell was the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit Cobell v. Salazar, which challenged how the United States mismanaged trust funds that belonged to more than 500,000 Native Americans. The U.S. Government awarded a $3.4 billion dollar settlement in the case, the largest settlement in American history.
Former President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Cobell the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.