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Gover: I can't think of something better
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MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002

"The problem with trust reform is not that Secretary Norton and the Interior Department do not care about it. To the contrary, it is obvious that Secretary Norton, like Secretary Babbitt before her, places top priority on trust reform. The problem is that even when trust reform is the Secretary’s top priority, she still has fifteen or twenty other major issues that require her attention. Small wonder that the Secretary sometimes seems to be too busy on other matters to give undivided attention to trust reform.

Similarly, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs has many priorities.

That is why Secretary Norton’s plan to take trust programs out of the Bureau of Indian Affairs had some initial appeal to me. . ."

Get the Story:
Kevin Gover: An old idea whose time has come? (Indian Country Today 3/4)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/indiantrust
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com
Trust Reform, NCAI - http://130.94.214.68/main/pages/
issues/other_issues/trust_reform.asp

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