|The Bureau of Indian Affairs
(BIA) holds 11 million acres in trust for Native
Americans. Money from timber sales,
agricultural and oil leases is distributed under the
Individual Indian Monies (IIM) program. In addition
to Individual Indian Monies, the Office of Trust
Funds Management administers Tribal Trust Accounts.
Special Trustee for American Indians oversees annual
payments of $450 million for 300,000 Native
Americans, but the whereabouts of 47,000 Native
Americans eligible for payment are unknown.
lost and inaccurate records - many lack a current
address and social security number - you will likely
not be contacted, so you should initiate a search.
(Note: pending litigation may significantly increase
For a search the
Office of Trust Funds Management Individual Indian Monies
Whereabouts Unknown database and to obtain recovery
and claims information order our Special Report: Indian Trust