Archived Press Releases



12/09/08 Indian Trust Beneficiaries’ Visits Increase Significantly Since Opening of New Tulsa Office
11/28/08 Anadarko Oil and Gas Lease Sale
09/24/08 Fort Berthold - Oil Generates New Income
09/05/08 Milwaukee Outreach - Over $72 Million Awaits Account Holders
09/03/08 Chicago Outreach - Over $72 Million Awaits Account Holders
07/02/08 Over $71 Million Awaits Account Holders
05/27/08 Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Reconnecting to the Internet
04/24/08 OST Searches for Missing Trust Account Holders
04/09/08 American Indian Records Repository in Lenexa, Kansas Site of Tour and Talk
03/05/08 Special Trustee for American Indians Addresses Second Graduating Class of the Certified Federal Surveyors Program
02/04/08 Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Requests $182 Million
01/24/08 Advisory Board to the Special Trustee for American Indians Proposes Resolutions for Most Challenging Issues
12/05/07 The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Cautions Trust Account Holders About Misleading Notifications
02/05/07 Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) Budget Emphasizes Continued Reform of IT Systems and Services to Improve Management of the Trust for Beneficiaries
Fall 2006 Interior Trust Officers Distribute More Than $50 Million in Trust Funds to Former "Whereabouts Unknown" Indian Beneficiaries
04/26/06 Hundreds Gather at former BIA Albuquerque Indian School Site for Lujan Indian Affairs Building Dedication, NIPTC Opening
03/27/06 New Program Will Train and Certify Professional Land Surveyors: Special Emphasis on Providing Cadastral Services in Indian Country
12/05 People, Land & Water - The Cobell Lawsuit and Indian Trust Management (By Ross Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians)
12/22/05 Indian Country Today - Letter to the Editor: Trust Fund case rebuttal (By Ross Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians)
11/25/05 Lakota Journal - The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) announces Staff
11/10/05 The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) Has Hired Experienced Staff throughout Indian Country to Serve Indian Trust Beneficiaries
08/03/05 The Hill - Letter to the Editor: Accounts Holders Needn't Worry About Indian Trust (By Ross Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians)
08/03/05 Reform Efforts Improve Services for Indian Trust Beneficiaries Across Indian Country
05/02/05 The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) Opens Nationwide Trust Beneficiary Call Center, toll-free (888) 678-6836 ext. 888
04/05 The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) Opens Nationwide Trust Beneficiary Call Center, toll-free (888) 678-6836 ext. 0
04/21/04 OST To Contract With National Business Center To Manage Its Appraisal Program
02/05/04 Special Trustee Names Advisory Board Members
02/02/04 FY 2005 Budget for Indian Trust Reforms
FY 2005 Budget Justification
04/25/03 Indian Affairs, BIA, OST Reorganization Formalized in New Departmental Manual
04/11/03 Senate Confirms Ross O. Swimmer to Be Special Trustee for American Indians
02/03/03 Historic Increase in FY 2004 Budget for Indian Trust Management Reforms
07/10/01 Secretary Norton Issues Order Streamlining Trust Reform
04/19/01 $110 Million Devoted to Trust Management Reforms in FY 2002 Budget
28/06/00 Tom Slonaker Sworn In As New Special Trustee For American Indians
04/19/00 TFAS Press release