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Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations




Offer Deadlines Approaching

  • Fort Belknap Indian Reservation -- July 18, 2015
  • Fort Peck Indian Reservation -- July 30, 2015
  • Rosebud Indian Reservation -- July 30, 2015
  • Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- July 31, 2015

After a completed purchase package is received by the Buy-Back Program within the established timeframe, staff will process the payment within 60 days. When the purchase is approved, payment will be made directly to the landowner's Individual Indian Money (IIM) account.

The Buy-Back Program has purchased land to place into trust for tribes at the following reservations (click on the image below):

Current Sales Data

Purchase offers are valid for 45 calendar days from the date of the Cover Letter that is included in the Offer package provided to owners.

If you own land interests and wish to learn more about the Program or register as a willing seller, please visit our landowners' web page or contact:

The Trust Beneficiary Call Center:
+1 (888) 678-6836

If landowners have a pending offer or question about the Buy-Back Program, they can also contact the reservation's tribal staff, visit their local Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) office.

For more information, visit http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram/landowners/index.cfm

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