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Ariz. congressman to visit historic Apache fort
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi (R) on Thursday will tour the historic fort at the center of a recent Supreme Court battle, tribal officials announced.

The Supreme Court on March 4 held that the U.S. is liable for damages to the 7,600-acre Fort Apache. The 5-4 decision relied on common law trust standards to enforce the government's fiduciary obligations.

Renzi's visit is part of a day-long visit to the Fort Apache Reservation, where he will open a new office with White Mountain Apache Chairman Dallas Massey and the tribal council. He will also hold a town hall with tribal members and attend a discussion of Indian housing issues later in the day.

Renzi recently opened an office on the Navajo Nation.

Relevant Links:
White Mountain Apache Tribe -
Rep. Rick Renzi -

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