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Our mission: to honor our trust responsibilities by incorporating a beneficiary focus and participation while providing superior stewardship of trust assets.

For immediate assistance: OST Trust Beneficiary Call Center 1-888-678-6836

Tribal Consultation on ITARA

Tribal Consultation on Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (ITARA) Sec. 304, Transition Plan for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

Comments on this proposal must be received by January 15, 2018. Please submit comments via email to or mail to Attn: ITARA Transition, c/o Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 4660, Washington, DC 20240. 

Tribal Consultation Transcripts - 2017-18

News and Information

OST FY 2019 Budget Justifications  02-14-2018

(11-17-2017) NEWS RELEASE: Department of the Interior Searches for 17,000 Native American Individuals to Claim Accounts Before November 27 Deadline 

NEW: OST FY 2017 Annual Audit Report

Jerold Gidner Designated Acting Special Trustee 8-1-2017

OST FY 2016 Annual Report to Congress

Empowerment $aga

The Empowerment $aga is a series of stories to engage youth 14-18 years of age in developing basic financial skills so they will learn how to build and preserve their own financial wealth. These stories, offered in colorful comic-style graphics, are reservation-based in order to bring "home" to Native youth the message of handling their finances from an early age.

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Many of the services to beneficiaries are provided under the direction of OST's Field Operations. If you are a beneficiary, this is a great place to start!
Do I have an Individual Indian Monies (IIM) Account?
Check with the Trust Beneficiary Call Center to determine if there is an Individual Indian Monies (IIM) account in your name.
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners.
Established by the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-412), OST was created to improve the accountability and management of Indian funds held in trust by the federal government.
The Indian trust consists of 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Over 11 million acres belong to individual Indians and nearly 44 million acres are held in trust for Indian tribes.
The Secretary of the Interior's trust principles were first issued by Secretary Babbitt in April 2000 with Secretarial Order 3215. They were eventually incorporated into the Departmental Manual.