The Secretary of the Interior established the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) to implement the land consolidation aspects of the Cobell Settlement Agreement. The goal of the Program is to purchase fractionated land interests from voluntary sellers and immediately transfer that land into trust for the tribe with jurisdiction. Landowner involvement is critical to the success of the Buy-Back Program. The Program will make land purchases that are beneficial to both the landowner and the tribe by offering fair market value and designing a straightforward acquisition process.
This section includes Buy-Back Program information specific to landowners of fractional interests, including offer packet documents and a link for information regarding landowners whose whereabouts are unknown (WAU).