Yakama Nation awaits word on per capita payments
Members of the Yakama Nation of Washington started their annual meeting on Monday with talk about per capita payments.

The 10,000 members of the tribe received a one-time payment of $500 in September. But their monthly timber payments have been cut in half to $50 due to falling timber prices.

Some tribal members are calling for another payment. They want the tribe to tap into its gaming revenues though tribal leaders are cautioning against that.

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Per capita payments at center of tribe meeting (The Yakima Herald-Republic 11/27)

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