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Spokane Tribe Leader Nicodemus Dies

Associated Press - July 22, 2009 11:35 AM ET

WELLPINIT, Wash. (AP) - Former Spokane Tribal Council member Gerald Nicodemus died of cancer last week.

The tribe said Nicodemus, 53, was on the council when the tribe reached a key compact with the state on gambling issues.

He was also instrumental in the negotiations with mining company Teck Cominco over pollution in the Columbia River, and helped develop the new logo for the Spokane Indians minor league baseball team.

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