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Nez Perce Tribe donates $3M to NARF for work on trust fund case

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho donated $3 million to the Native American Rights Fund, the single largest donation in the organization's 40-year history.

NARF represented the tribe in its trust fund lawsuit. The Obama administration settled the case for $34 million.

"The Nez Perce Tribe sincerely appreciates the tremendous amount of work that NARF has invested in this case, not only on behalf of the Nez Perce Tribe but many other tribes in Indian Country," the tribe said in a statement. "NARF has been and continues to be a true advocate for tribes all over Indian Country. The Nez Perce Tribe hopes this contribution from its settlement will continue to carry that work forward into the future."

The tribe distributed most of the settlement to its members on a per capita basis.

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