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Chief Gray: Very little tribes can do on BIA budget


"For the past few years, Indian country has taken a beating on the BIA budget. With permanent tax cuts being considered by Congress, more federal spending on the recent wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war against terror, it appears domestic spending will suffer hits for some time to come.

Which includes Indian country.

As co-chairman of the BIA Budget Advisory Council with National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall, I have become more familiar with a few terms in trying to understand the vast complexity of the BIA�s current $2.2 billion dollar budget.

Aside from the fact that last year it was a $2.3 billion dollar budget."

Get the Story:
Chief Jim Gray: Today's BIA budget and you (The Native American Times 3/24)

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Letter:
FY 2006 Views and Estimates (February 28, 2005)

Budget Documents:
DOI Budget in Brief | Trust Responsibilities | Tribal Communities | Bureau of Indian Affairs | Departmental Offices [includes Office of Special Trustee] | DOI [from White House]

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