Pierre, South Dakota (AP)

Elected and spiritual leaders of the Sioux tribes are planning meetings to discuss their 122-year-old claim for return of Black Hills land and a lawsuit that runs counter to the tribes’ position on the issue.

The Sioux tribes have refused to take money awarded in old court cases for the improper taking of the Black Hills, instead insisting on return of land in the area. A class-action lawsuit filed in April on behalf of some tribal members seeks to force the money awarded in the court cases.