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Bennett wants private corporation to run Indian trust fund

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Washington » Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, urged his colleagues Wednesday to fast-track legislation that would hand a state-controlled $30 million trust fund for Utah Navajos to a private corporation. The state, in an effort to shed its responsibility in handling the funds from oil, gas and mining royalties, supports transferring the trust to the Utah Dineh Corp., which would be managed by a board elected by Utah Navajo chapters.