Announcements



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 >


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

FRI, NOVEMBER 14, 2014, 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 >


NOTICE: Information for Landowners with Fractional Interests Wishing to Participate in the Land Buy-Back Program

THU, NOVEMBER 6, 2014, 09:39 AM EST

For landowners who wish to sell their interests, a new step-by-step video is now available to help assist people with identifying critical information included in their Offer Package and completing the necessary forms. Read More >


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 >