What is the Trust For
How do members benefit
At the time of the Clench Fraud Land Claim Settlement, one of the things considered was, “how could it benefit the entire community, then and into the future?” In 2004, when the claim was settled, a Trust gave COTTFN the most flexibility for their settlement money, to benefit the community (and members) immediately, and over the long term. In the end it was agreed to that there would be a one-time per capita distribution payment to every living, registered member (at the time of settlement). After the one-time payment, the rest of the trust property would go toward investments for future generations, and other portfolios to help members and the community overall.
The Trust was presented to the community and voted on. In order to