NCW-The Colville tribal membership will be receiving Government settlement money today. The checks are scheduled for October 12, 2012. Approximately $6100 will be received by each tribe members (Approx. 9,000 members). This will a be an early Christmas present to area businesses and retailers. The dollars will be filtering in the communities. Okanogan and Grand Coulee businesses have already seen an increase in foot traffic and people receiving loan qualifications.