Announcements



Nearly 2,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Lake Traverse Indian Reservation Receive $63.5 Million in Purchase Offers through Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program

FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

Building off of sustained momentum from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that purchase offers worth more than $63.5 million Read More >


Interior Sends More than $298 Million in Purchase Offers to 4,000 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Crow Reservation in Montana

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 04:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has sent purchase offers worth more than $298 million to nearly 4,000 landowners Read More >


Interior Transfers Another $1 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

WED, OCTOBER 1, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that an additional $1 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total transferred in 2014 to more than $4.5 million. Read More >


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 >