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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 >


UPDATE Federal Register Notice: Interior Updating Systems of Records Notices to Facilitate Information Sharing with Tribes Implementing the Land Buy-Back Program

THU, JANUARY 8, 2015, 12:27 PM EST

In a Federal Register notice published today, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced that it is updating the existing system of record notices (SORNs). 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 >


Op-Ed: Making Strides to Restore Native American Homelands

THU, DECEMBER 4, 2014, 03:15 PM EST

As President Obama hosted the 6th Annual Tribal Nations Conference this week, the Administration capped a year of continued progress in strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country. Read More >


Deputy Secretary Connor Outlines Accomplishments, Next Tribal Locations for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program

THU, NOVEMBER 20, 2014, 03:17 PM EST

Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has paid more than $225 million to individual American Indians for restoring the equivalent of 375,000 acres to tribal governments during the Program’s first year of sending offers. Read More >