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Interior Department, Navajo Nation Partner to Implement Land Buy-Back Program

MON, APRIL 20, 2015, 02:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor announced today that the Department has entered a cooperative agreement with the Navajo Nation to further implement the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Read More >


Interior Makes Largest Transfer to Date to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

THU, APRIL 2, 2015, 01:05 PM EST

The Department of the Interior today announced it has transferred more than $12 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total amount transferred so far to $17 million. Read More >


Lummi Nation Partners with Department of the Interior in Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations

MON, MARCH 9, 2015, 11:52 AM EST

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor today announced that the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation in Washington State has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read More >


More Than $100 Million Available as Land Buy-Back Program Deadlines Approach for Thousands of Indian Landowners

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 04:22 PM EST

More than 10,000 owners of fractional interests in trust or restricted land in Indian Country are facing fast approaching deadlines for $100 million in purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Read More >


Two Additional Tribal Nations Sign Cooperative Agreements with Interior to Reduce Land Fractionation in Indian Country

FRI, JANUARY 30, 2015, 01:35 PM EST

In the latest step of the Interior Department’s work to strengthen tribal sovereignty across Indian Country, Interior today announced two additional agreements have been signed with tribal nations to guide implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program. Read More >


Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program Sends $20 Million in Purchase Offers to Members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

FRI, JANUARY 16, 2015, 06:06 PM EST

Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program Sends $20 Million in Purchase Offers to Members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Read More >


Interior Signs Agreements with Two Tribal Nations in Washington State to Reduce Land Ownership Fractionation in Indian Country

TUE, JANUARY 13, 2015, 06:15 PM EST

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today announced that the Department has signed two additional agreements with tribal nations in Washington State through the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Read More >


Interior Wraps Year with Total Transfer of $5 Million to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund as a Result of Land Buy-Back Program

TUE, DECEMBER 30, 2014, 11:58 AM EST

The Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training. Read More >


Interior Sends $9 million in Purchase Offers to Indian Landowners with Fractional Interests at Coeur d’Alene Reservation

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 03:39 PM EST

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor announced that nearly $9 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 400 landowners with fractional interests at the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho. Read More >


Interior Sends Nearly $1.5 Million in Purchase Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Squaxin Island Indian Reservation

WED, DECEMBER 10, 2014, 04:00 PM EST

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that nearly $1.5 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 600 landowners with fractional interests at the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation in Washington through the Land Buy-Back Program. Read More >