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Pawnee Nation still working on per cap from $4.4M settlement

The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is still deciding how to distribute about half of a $4.4 million settlement to its members.

The tribe approved a per capita payment in September. Each of the 3,500 members will receive $600 but the money is not yet in their hands.

“People should realize that things like this aren’t done overnight,” President Marshall Gover told The Native American Times. “We have to be frugal and careful with what we get.”

The tribe will use another $2 million for programs and services. A committee will decide exactly where the money will go.

The remainder of the settlement will be used to pay the Native American Rights Fund, which represented the tribe.

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Pawnee officials still mum on settlement money, exclude media from meeting (The Native American Times 11/1)

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