Indian Trust Fund Management

Witnesses testified about the mismanagement of billions of dollars of
tribal funds which could not be accounted for. Committee members
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Witnesses testified about the mismanagement of billions of dollars of

tribal funds which could not be accounted for. Committee members

said they did not blame Secretary Babbitt for the problems despite the

fact a court had cited him for contempt after he did not turn over

records. The records were not made available because they had been

contaminated by mouse droppings which could contain a hunta virus.

Secretary Babbitt explained how the Interior Department intended to

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  • Paul Homan Trustee Department of the Interior->Native American Program
  • Edward Thomas Board Member Advisory Board on Trust Fund Reform
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Indian Trust Fund Management

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Program ID:
121215-1
Category:
Joint Committee
Format:
Joint Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 1999
Last Aired:
Mar 4, 1999

Airing Details

  • Mar 03, 1999 | 7:41pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 1999 | 12:10am EST | C-SPAN 2
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