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Deputy Secretary Mike Connor

Interior Deputy Secretary Connor to Host Listening Session on Land Buy-Back Program

TUE, MARCH 3, 2015, 01:33 PM EST

U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor will host a Listening Session on March 19, 2015 to hear directly from tribal leaders and individual landowners on the progress of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Read More >


This Week at Interior February 27, 2015

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 04:08 PM EST

Leaders and delegates from the most distant American territories meet with Interior and White House officials in Washington; the USGS wants to know what's on the menu for your average polar bear; more. Watch Video >


Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Water Rights Agreement with Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and State of Nevada

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 12:10 PM EST

As part of President Obama’s commitment to empower tribal nations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, signed an historic agreement today guaranteeing the water rights of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in Nevada. Read More >


"Lost Boy" to Land Management: John Ajak's Story

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 03:01 PM EST

The incredible story of one Bureau of Land Management employee, from his days as one of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan, to his current position as a petroleum engineer. Watch Video >

Secretary Sally Jewell

Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Sign Historic Water Rights Agreement with Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and State of Nevada

WED, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 02:45 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will sign an historic agreement that will guarantee water rights for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation on the Nevada-Idaho border while providing certainty for upstream water users. Read More >