A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The Indian Affairs Records Management Manual (IARMM) was created by the Office of Trust Records (OTR), Division of Records Management Policies, Procedures and Training, to promote the management of a nationwide records program that conforms to the legal obligations of the trust relationship between the Federal government and American Indians. OTR is part of the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), Office of the Secretary. OTR was established under the authority of the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994, Pub. L. 103-412, (25 USC 4001 et. seq.).
The Director of OTR reports to the Deputy Special Trustee - Program Management in OST, and is responsible for managing records programs consistent with requirements set forth in 44 USC Chapter 31, for Indian Affairs (Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, and OST). OTR also manages the Department's fiduciary trust records in concert with OST; AS-IA; BIA; Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR); Bureau of Land Management (BLM); and the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). OTR coordinates its activities with offices and agencies such as the Office of the Solicitor (SOL), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Department of Justice, and the Office of Management and Budget. The Director, OTR, serves as the Department's designated official responsible for authorizing access to Indian trust records at the American Indian Records Repository (AIRR).
The IARMM follows an established method of numbering according to Chapters and Sections. The format for the IARMM was established by OTR. The IARMM contains records management policies and procedures, and is being revised in its entirety. As each Section is published an issuance date will be entered to the right of the title. The IARMM is currently unavailable.