Editorial: Settle, and reform, Indian trust fund

"Yes, the lawsuit over the Indian trust fund system should end. Soon.

But thoughts in Congress that suggest an end through legislation are misguided. The court case must proceed at its own pace. Any role Congress has is in reforming the system itself.

It's time for the Interior Department and Native American plaintiffs to reach an agreement on the money.

That's first.

Second, Congress needs to step in - in consultation with the tribes - and do what the Interior Department can't: Reform the system.

But let's finish this. It's costing too much time, energy and money - and getting nowhere."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Reform Indian trust fund system soon (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 2/27)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton -
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice -
Indian Trust, Department of Interior -

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