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Second Cobell payout expected to top $10M for Wyoming

Filed Under: Cobell
More on: eastern shoshone, northern arapaho, ost, wyoming

Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are expected to receive more than $10 million in the second round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

Garden City Group, the administrator of the settlement, told The Riverton Daily Ranger that 6,728 tribal members in the state will receive funds. The minimum payment is $800 but some might receive up to $13,000, the paper said.

Additionally, the Garden City Group is still trying to find more than 400 Wyoming tribal members whose whereabouts are unknown. There are also 650 people whose current address isn't on file.

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians keeps a list of whereabouts unknown on its website. Beneficiaries who have moved can go to IndianTrust.Com and contact the Garden City Group with updated information.

Get the Story:
Second set of Cobell payments on its way (The Riverton Ranger 1/16)
Payments from Cobell settlement to arrive for 2 Wyoming tribes (AP 1/19)

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