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Indian Trust
Hello, welcome to the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Trust web page. This site provides a one-stop clearinghouse for Indian trust management information.

We are committed to reforming the Indian trust system.  We have proposed an initiative to improve and fix the Indian trust program. We're actively consulting with tribal members and asking: Is the trust system working now? Working together, how can we improve it? What are your ideas and suggestions about the proposed initiative to improve Indian trust programs?

Since taking the helm on Jan. 31, 2001, Interior Secretary Gale Norton has moved on several fronts to improve the Indian trust program. She created the Office of Historical Trust Accounting to address the requirements to provide historical reconciliation of individual Indian money accounts.

The department also commissioned EDS Inc., a widely respected independent consulting firm, to study the department's trust program. This study provided the additional support for Secretary Norton's recent decision to propose a plan to improve and reform the department's Indian trust program. The proposed plan will improve Indian trust by forming a new departmental organization that exclusively oversees trust management. The proposed plan also allows the Bureau of Indian Affairs to intensify and redouble its commitment to improve economic development, transportation, education and law enforcement in Indian Country.

The Interior Department is committed to charting a new course for positive, productive trust reform, benefitting American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and individual Indian account holders.

By working together hand-in-hand, friend-to-friend, nation-to-nation with open, honest communication, we can make meaningful trust reform a reality.

Steve Griles
Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior

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Comprehensive Trust Management Plan - March 28, 2003
Proposed Plan
OHTA Plans

Quarterly Reports to the Court on Indian Trust Reform

Status Report to the Court Number Nineteen (11/03/04)
Status Report to the Court Number Eighteen (08/16/04)
Status Report to the Court Number Seventeen (05/03/04)
Status Report to the Court Number Sixteen (02/02/04)
Status Report to the Court Number Fifteen (11/03/03)
Status Report to the Court Number Fourteen (8/01/03)
Status Report to the Court Number Thirteen
Status Report to the Court Number Twelve
Status Report to the Court Number Eleven
Status Report to the Court Number Ten
Status Report to the Court Number Nine
Status Report to the Court Number Eight

Other Reports

Trust Reform Task Force Releases Progress Report
Interior Department Report Addresses Strategy for Managing Indian Trust Money Accounts
EDS Overall Trust Reform Roadmap
EDS Report
EDS Report Part 2
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