FROM THE ARCHIVE
Indian Trust: 'Not be a very bright Christmas'
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2001

Delayed general assistance and other payments to Indian Country will make for a bad Christmas, said the top aide to Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.).

"For people who rely on these checks, it will not be a very bright Christmas," Paul Moorehead told The Washington Times.

Hopefully, that will change now that a federal judge has ordered the Department of Interior to reconnect its computer systems under court supervision. But to John Yellowbird Steele, president of the Oglala Lakota Tribe of South Dakota, the damage is already done.

"They are not living up to their treaty obligation," he said of the federal government.

Campbell is the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Get the Story:
Closing of Indian trust leaves thousands needy (The Washington Times 12/18)

Today on Indianz.Com:
Judge orders Interior reconnect (12/18)
Norton ordered to submit trust fund report (12/18)

Relevant Links:
Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis Airport at the Mall - http://www.doubletree.com/en/dt/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPFTDT
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust
Office of the Special Trustee - http://www.ost.doi.gov
Trust Management Improvement Project - http://www.doi.gov/bia/trust/tmip.htm
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com

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