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
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.
U.S. Department of the Interior
News, Speeches, Meetings
Justice Department Documents and
U.S. Department of Justice Documents Recently Filed
Comprehensive Trust Management Plan - March 28, 2003
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
Trust Reform Task Force Releases
Interior Department Report Addresses
Strategy for Managing Indian Trust Money Accounts
EDS Overall Trust Reform Roadmap
EDS Report Part 2