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Blackfeet Nation to distribute part of $19M trust fund settlement





The Blackfeet Nation of Montana will distribute about half of a $19 million trust fund settlement to its members.

Each of the tribe's approximately 17,000 members will receive a per capita payment of about $550. Checks should be ready sometime next week.

"Handing out over $9 million to tribal members is a very big deal. This is a good day," council member Willie Sharp told The Great Falls Tribune.

The tribe is still deciding what to do with the remainder of the settlement.

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Blackfeet Tribe to distribute $9 million to members (The Great Falls Tribune 6/22)