Hundreds await tribal settlement payout

Hundreds await tribal settlement payout »Play Video

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Today nearly 1,000 Yakama Tribal members waited anxiously outside the Key Bank on 40th Avenue in Yakima.

Each member will receive thousands in the settlement.

These payouts are from the Yakama Nation’s Salazar agreement, a settlement with the federal government and the tribes.

“A big day here, we brought in extra resources, extra assistants from outside the area and yet the response was overwhelming,” said Key Bank Public Relations Director Anne Foster.

The bank couldn’t answer many questions and many people were afraid to talk on camera. Several tribal members told KIMA council members were attacked for their settlements earlier in the week, in Wapato and Toppenish.

Saturday nearly 1,000 Yakama Tribal members waited anxiously outside the Key Bank on 40th Avenue in Yakima.

Each member will receive thousands in the settlement.

These payouts are from the Yakama Nation’s Salazar agreement, a settlement with the federal government and the tribes.

“A big day here, we brought in extra resources, extra assistants from outside the area and yet the response was overwhelming,” said Key Bank Public Relations Director Anne Foster.

The bank couldn’t answer many questions and many people were afraid to talk on camera. Several tribal members told KIMA council members were attacked for their settlements earlier in the week, in Wapato and Toppenish.