Thursday, December 12, 2013
On December 10, the Department of Interior issued its Report of the Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform. This is a massive document that touches on the future of virtually every aspect of federal relations to Indian Country. Several aspects of the report also touch on land use issues and are worth reviewing for those working with or for Indian tribes. I'd suggest the easiest way into the document is through the "Top 20 Recommendations" and also the more robust "Final Trust Recommendations Report." Both sections are at the end of the report.
Hat tip to my colleague Angelique EagleWoman, who mentioned the report to me.
Stephen R. Miller