Nez Perce Tribe v. Kempthorne was filed by NARF on December 28, 2006 in the federal district court for the
Twelve tribal plaintiffs are named in the action- Nez Perce Tribe; the Mescalero Apache Tribe; the Tule River Indian Tribe; the Hualapai Tribe; the Yakama Nation; the Klamath Tribes; the Yurok Tribe; the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe; the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; the Sac and Fox Nation; the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska; and the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. However, Nez Perce Tribe v. Kempthorne was filed as a class action to protect the rights of all tribes that do not file their own actions and that choose to remain in the class. About seventy (70) tribes filed their own actions, but as many as two hundred and twenty (220) may be in the class if certification is granted. The action had to be filed by December 31, 2006 under an act of Congress that gave tribes that date as a deadline by which to challenge the accounting adequacy of the Arthur Andersen reports.
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