Lummilawsuit settled

Published on Thu, Apr 22, 2004
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Lummi lawsuit settled

It’s been five long years since the archaeologist at Golder Associates drove back to the office with human remains found while working on the site for the sewage treatment plant being built on Semiahmoo Spit. The resulting lawsuit has finally been settled with Golder Associates paying the Lummi Nation a sum of 4.25 million dollars.

In the agreement, $750,000 will be divided amongst the 1,236 tribal members, approximately $660 dollars each, with the remaining monies going towards the tribe as a whole.

As tribal members continue to comb through the dirt looking for more remains, officials are working on the plans for a new park, the Coast Salish Heritage Park, along with the dedication of the Semiahmoo Memorial.

Golder Associates still has one lawsuit pending against them by the city of Blaine.