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Colville Tribes to vote on $193M trust settlement per capita plan

Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of Washington will vote on distributing more of a $193 million trust settlement.

The tribe previously agreed to distribute 20 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis. But a new slate of leaders accepted a petition that calls for 50 percent to be distributed.

“We have heard the voices of our citizens and we feel a referendum vote will give the council a greater understanding of the desire of the citizens,” Join Sirois, the tribe's new chairman, told The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

The referendum will take place August 11.

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