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Tribes to pay half of $150M settlement to members

PABLO (AP) — Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes leaders have decided to distribute about half of a $150 million settlement with the U.S. government over mismanaged land royalties to enrolled tribal members, while keeping the other half for future programs.

Tribal spokesman Robert McDonald said recent public meetings dealing with the issue have identified four program priorities — providing for elders, preserving language, cultural programs and economic development, The Missoulian reported ( Tuesday.

"There's no timeline, but it is clearly a topic they are investing ti...


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