Legal opinion for publication related to “Debt Priority and Collection” – Essentially, debts owed to a tribe are not dischargeable by death or bankruptcy. Tribes are treated in the same capacity as the United States of America and or a State Government.
Alysia E. LaCounte, General Counsel | Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
The Bureau of Trust Fund Administration is holding a Financial Literacy Outreach Event this Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 11:30 am. Click here to view the flyer and learn how to participate in this event
Tribal Nations Land Buy Back Program
The following is a list of Owners of an Individual Indian Monies (IIM) account at the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) and we are looking for you. The IIM account has land, cash or both on deposit at BTFA.
Please call the TRUST BENEFICIARY CALL CENTER (TBCC) at 1-888-676-6836 or our local number 701-477-3828 if your name appears on the list or if you know the whereabouts of anyone on the list. Please call if you know someone on the list is deceased so we can update the account.
You may view the current Whereabouts Unknown’s (WAU) listing by clicking the link below: