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DOI trust reform meeting set for Portland, Oregon


The Interior Department is holding a meeting next week in Portland, Oregon, to solicit input on a proposal overhaul of its Indian trust regulations.

The proposal would affect more than 600 pages of existing regulations. Nearly every issue, from leases to probate to land title, is covered.

There are also some new proposals, such as a controversial regulation to impose fees on tribes and individual Indians for trust services. The National Congress of American Indians has asked the Bush administration to eliminate this section.

The meeting at the Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center, takes place March 29.

Press Release:
DOI Tribal Consultation Meeting On Draft Indian Trust Management Regulations March 29, 2006 (DOI March 23)

Relevant Documents:
Proposed Regulation Changes (Posted by the Inter-Tribal Monitoring Association)

Jim Cason Letter:
Dear Tribal Leader (January 26, 2006)

Relevant Links:
National Congress of American Indians - http://www.ncai.org
Intertribal Trust Fund Monitoring Association - http://www.itmatrustfunds.org
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm

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