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Navajo Nation president blasts BIA budget cuts


Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said the Bush administration failed to consult tribes when it cut the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget.

Shirley spoke at the tribal budget advisory committee meeting in Washington, D.C., last week. He said the BIA has ignored the recommendations made by the tribes.

President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget includes $50 million in cuts in BIA school construction, elimination of the $16 million Johnson-O�Malley education grants and elimination of the $33 million Urban Indian Health Program.

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FY2007 BIA Budget Request:
Bureau of Indian Affairs Budget | Departmental Offices [includes Office of Special Trustee]

FY2007 DOI Budget Documents:
Fulfilling Trust Responsibilities | Serving Tribal Communities | Protecting Lives, Resources, and Property [includes Safety in Indian Country] | Budget in Brief | Interior Department [from the White House]

FY2007 IHS Budget in Brief:
HTML | PDF

White House OMB Report:
Major Savings and Reforms in the President's 2007 Budget (February 2006)

Relevant Links:
White House Office of Management and Budget- http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb

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