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Contact:Nedra Darling, Indian Affairs
For Immediate Release: May 22, 2003

Swimmer, Martin to Appear on Native American Calling
to Discuss BIA/OST Reorganization

Washington, D.C. - Special Trustee for American Indians Ross O. Swimmer and Acting Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Aurene M. Martin will appear on Native American Calling today at 1:00 P.M. EDT, to discuss the reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Special Trustee. During the one-hour radio program, the Special Trustee and Acting Assistant Secretary will be available to answer questions from the listeners.

In 2002, the Department and the Federally-recognized tribes undertook an ambitious effort to change the way the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs and the Special Trustee for American Indians deliver BIA trust and non-trust services to tribes, tribal service populations and trust beneficiaries.

Native America Calling is a national public affairs and news radio program on the American Indian Radio on Satellite (ARIOS) and National Radio Networks. For more information, contact NAC at 505-277-7999 or visit NAC's web site at:

Who:     Ross O. Swimmer, Special Trustee for American Indians, and Aurene M. Martin, Acting                Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.

What:    Native America Calling, A national Indian radio program

When:   May 22, 2003 1:00 - 2:00 EDT

Where:  Hear the web cast at:



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