Washington tribes react to Cobell case settlement
Washington tribes will benefit from the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement, the leader of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe said.

Chairman Ron Allen said the deal enables the Bureau of Indian Affairs to address other issues. "With this resolved, it will free up money to be made available for other purposes for the tribes." Allen told The Peninsula Daily News.

Most account holders will receive a $1,000 check from the $1.4 billion portion of the settlement. They will also benefit from a $2 billion land consolidation program that will return fractionated interests to tribes.

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Makah, Quileute study what might come of settlement with U.S. government (The Peninsula Daily News 12/11)

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