County to pay Lummi Nation over operation of ferry

Whatcom County, Washington, will pay the Lummi Nation $16,667 a month to use tribal land for the Lummi Island ferry.

The county will make the payments while a permanent lease is negotiated. A prior agreement had never been approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The tribe said it will agree to a 25-year lease for the ferry.

Get the Story:
Whatcom County to pay tribe thousands in temporary ferry deal (The Bellingham Herald 2/9)

Relevant Documents:
Joint Press Release

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