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Opinion
Editorial: Cuts in BIA budget 'unacceptable'


"The United States' proposed fiscal year 2006 budget decreases funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs by $108.2 million.

A cut of this magnitude is unacceptable for a variety of reasons, but especially because of the area hit hardest: American Indian education.

Under the plan, the BIA would receive $2.2 billion - $108.2 million less than the current fiscal year. One of the largest cuts would be in the school construction budget, which would be reduced from $263 million to $173 million - a $90 million decrease."

Get the Story:
BIA needs more money (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/6)

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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