Announcements



Interior Offers More Than $9.4 Million to Nearly 1,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Umatilla Indian Reservation

TUE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 12:33 PM EST

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that purchase offers have been sent to nearly 1,800 landowners with fractional interests on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Read More >


Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON, DC – Following Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s recent visit with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that more than $8.3 million Read More >


Interior Offers Nearly $100 Million to More Than 4,000 Landowners with Interests at Gila River and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations to Reduce Fractionation of Tribal Lands

THU, AUGUST 28, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

The Department of the Interior today announced that purchase offers have been sent to more than 4,000 individual landowners with fractional interests at the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. Read More >


Due Date Approaching for Landowners with Fractional Interests at Rosebud Indian Reservation

MON, AUGUST 4, 2014, 08:40 AM EST

The Department of the Interior has sent purchase offers exceeding $50 million to more than 11,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Rosebud Indian Reservation. These offers provide landowners the opportunity to... Read More >


Interior, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Sign Agreement to Reduce Land Ownership Fractionation in Indian Country

WED, JULY 16, 2014, 11:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s continuing effort to help American Indian leaders build strong, resilient communities, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced the Department has signed a cooperative agreement Read More >


Three More Tribal Nations Sign Agreements with Interior to Reduce Fractionation in Indian Country

WED, JULY 9, 2014, 02:48 PM EST

In the latest step in the successful implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today announced that the Department has signed three additional agreements with... Read More >


Deadline Approaching for Landowners with Fractional Interests at Pine Ridge Reservation

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 09:00 AM EST

The Department of the Interior has sent purchase offers exceeding $100 million to more than 21,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Pine Ridge Reservation. Read More >


Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

TUE, JULY 1, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of the Interior today announced that $2.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. Read More >


Interior Announces More Than $50 Million in Purchase Offers for Nearly 11,000 Landowners with Interests at Rosebud Reservation

WED, JUNE 25, 2014, 02:10 PM EST

In another step to fulfill President Obama’s commitment to help strengthen Indian communities, the Department of the Interior today announced that offers have been sent to nearly 11,000 individual landowners with fractional interests at the Rosebud... Read More >


President Obama Op-Ed: On My Upcoming Trip to Indian Country

THU, JUNE 5, 2014, 03:54 PM EST

Six years ago, I made my first trip to Indian country. I visited the Crow Nation in Montana—an experience I’ll never forget. I left with a new Crow name, an adoptive Crow family, and an even stronger commitment to build a future that honors... Read More >