FROM THE ARCHIVE

Navajo delegates want DOI stripped of trust

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2002

Navajo Nation representatives are taking a strong stance against the Department of Interior on Indian trust reform.

Navajo Nation elected officials and council delegates want the department to be stripped of its trust duties. "True trust reform can only be established and administered outside of the Department of the Interior," George Arthur told MediaNews.

Arthur was one of two Navajo delegates to the joint federal-tribal task force on trust reform. Last week, the tribe withdrew from talks in speeches delivered by Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye and Speaker of the Council Ed Begay.

Get the Story:
Navajos walk out of Interior trust reform meeting (The Farmington Daily-Times 10/1)

Relevant Documents:
Remarks: President Begaye (9/26) | Remarks: Speaker Begaye (9/26) | Navajo Nation Press Release (9/26)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org
Trust Reform, NCAI - http://www.ncai.org/main/pages/
issues/other_issues/trust_reform.asp

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