Tribe hopeful its long wait for payment over dam will end

Sep 29, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tri-cityherald.com

For the Spokane Tribe of Indians, construction of America’s largest concrete dam brought only hardship: an end to the Columbia River salmon runs that fed the tribe for centuries, the loss of 40 percent of their homes and flooding on more than 3,000 acres.

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Gary

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get real

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have you any idea how much Dam money the tribes have gotten from this dam if we were to take it out they should pay it back or give us the rezs they have in payment
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get real wrote:
have you any idea how much Dam money the tribes have gotten from this dam if we were to take it out they should pay it back or give us the rezs they have in payment
Ok, first of all, they aren't going to "take it out". That's not the issue. Second, The river was basically STOLEN from the native americans, just like the rest of the plains region. This is what you sound like: "Even though it was stolen from them in the first place, they should pay it back." No, you obviously don't know why this is an issue. You're talking just for the sake of talking, clearly. Maybe do some research before you open your ignorant mouth? The tribe is seeking settlement for what was TAKEN from them, and the power company that runs off Grand Coulee knows it was taken from them. That's why they've already come to a settlement with the Colville Tribe. Everybody already knows this but you, apparently. You seem like the only person on planet Earth to not know the information, yet you have an opinion. "Oh, I'm going to destroy your source of life by illegally building a dam on the river that supplies your food. If you want me to pay you for all the devastation it caused since it was constructed, then you must pay me back for it." No, you're an idiot. THINK before you speak, moron.

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