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Apology resolution leaves out trust mismanagement


Some significant words have been removed from the new version of the Indian apology resolution that was introduced in the House on April 30.

H.J.Res.46 is nearly identical to prior versions of the resolution. But it leaves out an apology for the "mismanagement of tribal trust lands."

The reason for the omission in the House version has not been explained. Tim Coulter, the director of the Indian Law Resource Center, said it demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the apology.

"The problem with the apology is that it does nothing wrong to actually acknowledge or do something about the present-day wrongs," Coulter told The Missoulian.

The Senate version of the apology has never addressed the trust issue.

Get the Story:
Indians still await formal apology (The Missoulian 5/11)

Apology Resolution:
H.J.Res.46 | S.J.Res.14

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Apology resolution introduced in House and Senate (5/4)