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The Navajo Nation has reached a historic settlement with the U.S. government over claims that the government mismanaged funds and natural resources on trust lands for decades. Pictured is Monument Valley in Utah, which sits on Navajo tribal land. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
The Navajo Nation has reached a historic settlement with the U.S. government over claims that the government mismanaged funds and natural resources on trust lands for decades. Pictured is Monument Valley in Utah, which sits on Navajo tribal land. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States government has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $554 million over claims that it mismanaged funds and natural resources for decades on land it holds in trust for the tribe.

It is the largest settlement ever reached with a single Native American nation.

Carrie Jung, a reporter with KJZZ in Phoenix, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the terms of the settlement.

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This segment aired on September 25, 2014.

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