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Swimmer urges tribes to ask Congress to fix trust

Special Trustee Ross Swimmer urged tribes to go to Congress to reform the Indian trust.

Swimmer spoke at a listening conference sponsored by the Intertribal Monitoring Association. According to The Green Bay Press-Gazette, he said current system is "broken."

"We are still dealing with laws passed decades ago that don�t really have any meaning," he was quoted as saying.

Swimmer said the "to-be" model of trust is not yet complete. When it's done, it will take several years to implement, he said.

ITMA's final listening conference will take place August 30-31 in Arizona.

Get the Story:
Land emphasized at trust-fund conference (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 8/13)

Relevant Links:
Intertribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds -

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