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Tribal court dismisses suit seeking rest of $193 million settlement

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NESPELEM — A tribal court this week rejected an attempt by Colville tribal members to compel their council to distribute the rest of a $193 million settlement to members.

On Tuesday, Colville Tribal Chief Judge Cynthia Jordan dismissed a complaint filed in May by Yvonne L. Swan and Colville Members for Justice. The judge ruled the tribal court lacked jurisdiction.

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