Trust Responsibility, what is it?

22 Feb

The Trust Responsibility is a legal obligation the United States has to protect tribes’ assets and provide services to the Indians.  The United States is the trustee and the tribes are the beneficiaries.  In federal law, Trust obligations include health, education, and other services.  Trust Responsibility is more of an agreement than a welfare program.

Other sources:

Trust Responsibility

The Federal Trust Responsibility In A Self-Determination Era

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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


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