Mar 22, 2013 / 4:32 pm
According to the Oliver Daily News, members of the Osoyoos Indian Band will be paid $5,000 each, for the use of land for the new correctional centre.
Later this month, cheques will be distributed to each adult member of the band. Each child will receive the same amount, but it will be held in trust until they reach the age of majority.
Population figures vary depending on where you get your information. Statistics Canada says there were 600 persons living on the reserve in 2006, but only 320 listed as aboriginals.
According to further information, provided by the OIB:.
There are 511 band members receiving per capita distribution for a total payout of $2,555,000.
The number of members 19 and under is 190.
The number of members living off the reserve is 332.
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