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Comments being accepted on 'to-be' trust reform model
Friday, February 6, 2004

The Office of Special Trustee is taking public comments on the proposed re-engineering of Indian trust services.

The "to-be" model is composed of hundreds and hundreds of pages of documents, flow charts and other information. Comments are being accepted until March 31.

The model is divided into five areas of trust services. Duties at OST and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are affected.

A copy of the model can be found at http://www.ost.doi.gov/trustreengineer/TOBE.html . Copies of a CD-ROM version can be obtained by writing to OST or calling 505/816-1313.

Relevant Documents:
Notice of Availability of Draft ``To-Be'' Trust Business Model for Public Comment (Federal Register February 5, 2004)

Relevant Links:
Office of Special Trustee - http://www.ost.doi.gov
Trust Fix - http://www.trustfix.com
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust

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Self-governance tribes fear impact of reorganization (10/09)
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