Tribes express doubts on trust reform
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Tribal leaders in Montana and Wyoming were skeptical about efforts to reorganize the Department of Interior.

A regional consultation meeting was held in Billings, Montana, to address high-level changes to the department's structure. It is hoped the reorganization will help improve trust services to tribes and Indian beneficiaries.

But tribal leaders said another layer of bureaucracy, to result from the addition of a high-level Indian affairs position, would create more problems.

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Trust reform on minds of tribal leaders (The Billings Gazette 7/11)

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