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Campbell supports BIA overhaul for now
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2001

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.), the only American Indian in the Senate, told The Denver Post he "tentatively" supports the proposed and controversial reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

But Campbell said he told Secretary of Interior Gale Norton she had to reach out to every tribe to get input from all of Indian Country. Norton has already been criticized for pushing through the change without first consulting tribal leaders.

Campbell is vice chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over the BIA.

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Norton plans fight to keep control of Indian trusts (The Denver Post 11/20)

Relevant Links:
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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