FROM THE ARCHIVE
Help sought on historical accounting
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2002

The Department of Interior's Office of Historical Trust Accounting (OHTA) is hiring again.

The office, which is overseen by Ross Swimmer, is seeking a firm to help complete historical accountings for individual Indians and tribes. The firm will be required to produce reports on "reservation histories" that will detail allotment and land management practices, according to a Request for Proposal (RFP) dated October 25.

OHTA previously asked for assistance on an accounting for Individual Indian Money (IIM) beneficiaries. Only one firm, Bank of America, responded to the solicitation.

Get the Story:
Interior looking for outside help (Federal Computer Week 11/1)

Relevant Documents:
Expert Knowledge and Historical Research to Assist in Planning and Conducting the Historical Accounting of Individual Indian Money Accounts (10/25)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust
Trust Reform, NCAI - http://www.ncai.org/main/pages/
issues/other_issues/trust_reform.asp

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