Seminole Nation received $12.5M under trust fund settlement

The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma received $12.5 million under a trust fund settlement with the federal government, The Native American Times reports.

The tribe received the money on July 12. Four days later, the money was distributed to investment accounts, a move that has drawn scrutiny in the community.

“There are a lot of elders who need a lot things and there are a lot of things we could do with that money,” tribal member Lisa Post Oak said at a meeting where the issue was discussed, the Times reported.

Tribal members say any decisions on what to do with the money should be done through the general council.

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