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September 2017

Attention: Individuals displaced by Hurricane Harvey and those affected by wildfire activity throughout the West

If you are experiencing delays or difficulties receiving beneficiary services and funds, please contact the OST Trust Beneficiary Call Center (TBCC) Immediately: 1-888-678-6836

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, we are also asking individuals located along the forecast track to call the TBCC to update their contact information. 

Thank you.

Emergency Beneficiary Information is available


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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

NEW: Jerold Gidner Designated Acting Special Trustee 8-1-2017

NEW: OST FY 2018 Budget Request (Press Release) 5-24-2017

NEW: OST FY 2018 Budget Justifications 5-24-2017

OST FY 2016 Report of Tribal and Other Trust Funds and Individual Indian Monies Trust Funds Managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

NEW: OST FY 2016 Annual Report

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.