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Upwards of 15K from Turtle Mountain Band to share in Cobell

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At least 15,000 members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota are expected to benefit from the Cobell trust fund settlement.

The first round of payments -- $1,000 to settle historical accounting claims -- is expected by the end of the year. “Many people will take the Cobell settlement money because they desperately need it for necessities,” Delvin Cree, a tribal member, told The Grand Forks Herald.

Cree helped a cousin contact the trust fund settlement team. The cousin learned he was going to receive a $1,000 check.

“That thousand dollars, it isn’t like a saving thing,” Jessie Cree told the paper. “It won’t save anybody. But it’ll come in handy."

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Turtle Mountain tribe greet news of fed payout with mixed feelings (The Grand Forks Herald 12/9)

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