Leaders Look to the Future: What do you think?

  • “There is no way I would ever consider giving out 100 percent of this money,” Nissen responded in discussion, to great applause. “I would never want to leave that type of a legacy of me being at this table. … We need to be thinking about seven generations ahead whenever we make these decisions.”

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    • “People are looking at us from the outside and just thinking how greedy we are,” lamented Councilmember Brian Nissen, a part of a team that had negotiated with the government on the largest settlement in Indian Country for the government’s mismanagement of assets held in trust on behalf of tribes across the nation.

    • Charley responded the Colvilles joined the “Cobell” lawsuit because of the “devastation” of their natural resources that had occurred under the auspices of the federal government’s trust responsibilities, natural resources that belong to each tribal member, who therefore can rightfully lay claim to the money.

    • “There is no way I would ever consider giving out 100 percent of this money,” Nissen responded in discussion, to great applause. “I would never want to leave that type of a legacy of me being at this table. … We need to be thinking about seven generations ahead whenever we make these decisions.”

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