To provide for Indian trust asset management reform, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Indian Trust Asset Reform Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--RECOGNITION OF TRUST RESPONSIBILITY
Sec. 101. Congressional statement of findings. Sec. 102. Congressional reaffirmation of policy. TITLE II--INDIAN TRUST ASSET MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ACT
Sec. 201. Short title. Sec. 202. Definitions. Sec. 203. Establishment of demonstration project; selection of participating Indian tribes. Sec. 204. Indian trust asset management plan. Sec. 205. Effect of title. TITLE III--RESTRUCTURING BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND OFFICE OF SPECIAL TRUSTEE
Sec. 301. Purpose. Sec. 302. Definitions. Sec. 303. Under Secretary for Indian Affairs. Sec. 304. Transfer of functions of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Sec. 305. Office of Special Trustee for American Indians. Sec. 306. Cost savings recommendations. Sec. 307. Hiring preference.
TITLE I--RECOGNITION OF TRUST RESPONSIBILITY
SEC. 101. CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
The Congress, after careful review of the Federal Government's historical and special legal relationship with, and resulting responsibilities to, American Indian people, finds that-- (1) the relationship of Indian tribes to the United States is founded in part on the settled doctrine of the law of nations that when a stronger sovereign assumes authority over a weaker sovereign, the stronger one assumes...