Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Plans For Changes at BIA Resisted.(Final)

Byline: Leslie Linthicum Journal Staff Writer

Workers' Union, Indians Oppose Interior's Proposal

Department of Interior officials came to Albuquerque Tuesday to roll out their reorganization plan to the agencies that serve Indians.

They got two thumbs down.

First, the union that represents Bureau of Indian Affairs employees said it will sue to block the plan. Then, the chairman of the New Mexico pueblo governors' association said he is asking President Bush to put a halt to the organizational shuffle.

Meanwhile, a national conference of tribal leaders plans to organize opposition to the proposal when it convenes in Arizona later this month . …

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