A new methodology and approach using 21st century technology to fulfill the requirement of conducting the annual trust evaluations on tribes and consortiums that compact trust programs under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and pursuant to 25 CFR 1000.351.
Nine volunteer tribes and consortiums have committed to pilot the web-based application and serve on a work group comprised of tribe/consortium representatives and OST employees to develop and test the new process.
RSVP not required; anyone is welcome to attend. The target audience for these meetings are tribe/consortium employees working on the following compacted trust programs: Agriculture, Forestry, Grazing, Land Titles and Records Office, Probate, Sand & Gravel, Social Services - Supervised Individual Indian Monies (IIM) Accounts, Appraisals, Rights of Way, and Real Estate - Acquisition and Disposals, Business and Residential Leases, Oil and Gas, Beneficiary Process Program.
For questions regarding the OST Tribal Methodology initiative, please send emails to OST_TribalMethodology@ost.doi.gov. and your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate party.
Please return to this page frequently for updates. Thank you!