ELOUISE COBELL
Blackfeet Nation

2018 – Advocacy

A respected tribal elder, Cobell was the lead plaintiff in the groundbreaking class-action suit Cobell v. Salazar that challenged the United States’ mismanagement of trust funds belonging to more than 500,000 individual Native Americans. She was instrumental in the U.S. government awarding a $3.4 billion settlement for the trust case, the largest settlement in history.