Department of the Interior
Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2006
First of Three DOI Tribal Consultation Meetings
on Revisions to Indian Trust Management Regulations
to be Held February 14-15 in Albuquerque
|WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Interior, as part of the implementation of its Fiduciary Trust Model (FTM) to improve and reform the management of Indian trust for the benefit of all Indian beneficiaries, will hold the first of three tribal consultation meetings on revising DOI Indian trust management regulations on February 14-15, 2006, in Albuquerque, N.M. The meeting will take place both days at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town starting at 8:00 a.m. (local time).
The Department has submitted the following draft proposals of new and revised trust management regulations to tribal leaders for discussion at the upcoming meeting and to gather their input and comments:
The intent of this initiative is to clarify existing regulations and to create new regulations to improve services to Indian trust beneficiaries, facilitate productive use of Indian lands, promote consolidation and reduce fractionation of Indian trust asset interests, and incorporate changes to the probate process under the American Indian Probate Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-374).
Information on the locations and dates of the remaining consultation meetings will be announced in coming weeks.