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Great Plains tribes to discuss breach of trust claims


The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance will meet in South Dakota next week to discuss tribal breach of trust claims.

The September 20-22 conference in Rapid City was called to address a statute of limitations on tribal claims. Congress has extended the deadline for tribes to file suits but it ends on December 31.

The Bush administration is taking the position that the Arthur Andersen reconciliation reports prepared for tribes constitute a form of an historical accounting. Tribes can file lawsuits based on the reports.

The conference takes place at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel.

Get the Story:
Meeting set for tribal issue (The Rapid City Journal 9/14)

Get the Bill:
S.1892 | H.R.4292 | Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov

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