Norton circles her wagon
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Will Secretary of Interior Gale Norton be able to pull off her proposal to create the Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management? That's the big political question of the new year as a federal judge continues his contempt trial in Washington, D.C., this week.

Many in Indian Country hope she won't. With the help of U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, who is considering appointing a receiver to clear up the mess, tribal leaders and beneficiaries to the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust have been trying to stop the plan from being implemented.

A third consultation session over the proposal will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, tomorrow.

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Bureaucrats Circle Their Wagons (Insight Magazine 12/31)

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