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Tribal consultation begins on BITAM
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2001

Tribal leaders from all over Indian Country blasted Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's proposal to create a new Indian trust agency.

An estimated 500 to 600 tribal representatives gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the start of the formal consultation process. Those who spoke opposed the idea and called on Norton to halt it and go back to the drawing table with tribes.

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Indian leaders spurn idea of new agency (The Albuquerque Tribune 12/13)
Checks for leases leave account holders at a loss (The Albuquerque Tribune 12/13)
Interior boss welcomes the `tough' task to revamp trusts (The Albuquerque Tribune 12/13)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://indiantrust.doi.gov
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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