Department of the Interior
|Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2006
Contact: Nedra Darling
DOI Tribal Consultation Meeting
On Draft Indian Trust Management Regulations
March 29, 2006 - Portland, Oregon
WASHINGTON --The Department of the Interior will hold a tribal consultation meeting on draft DOI Indian trust management regulations on March 29, 2006, at the Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore., starting at 8:00 a.m. (local time). The consultation meetings are a component of the Department's implementation of its Fiduciary Trust Model to improve and reform Indian trust management for the benefit of all Indian beneficiaries.
The Department has provided a draft of the proposed trust management regulations to tribal leaders. At the upcoming meeting, tribal leaders and other attendees will have an opportunity to provide comments on the following draft rules:
The intent of this initiative is to clarify existing regulations and 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 Reform Act.of 2004 (P.L. 108-374).