Fiduciary Trust Officer: Horton Agency
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Land Buy Back events coming soon to your reservation!
The Secretary of the Interior established the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to implement the land consolidation provisions of the Cobell Settlement. The Settlement provides for a $1.9 billion Trust Land Consolidation Fund to consolidate fractional land interests across in Indian Country.
Individual American Indians will have opportunities to get cash payments for voluntarily selling their fractional land interests.
When individuals voluntarily sell their fractional interests through the Buy-Back Program, the U.S. Department of the Interior will contribute up to $60 million to an Indian Education Scholarship Fund for American Indian and Alaska Native students. See Office of the Special Trustee Website for official information.
ATTENTION WAU'S - In reference to the Land Buy Back Program:
What happens to the land interest for Whereabouts Unknown (WAU)?
The Cobell Settlement authorizes the purchase of these interests. However, the Buy-Back Program hopes to identify only willing sellers whose addresses are current to actively participate in the Program. The following applies to purchases of WAU interests:
• The Cobell Land Settlement Agreement and enacting legislation require the Department to make stringent notifications and undertake efforts to locate WAU landowners of trust or restricted property.
• If after five years these owners cannot be located, they shall automatically be deemed to have consented to the conveyance of fractionated interests that are located on a parcel of highly fractionated land.
• Any interests purchased from WAU individuals will be paid for at fair market value and the funds will be deposited in the individual’s Indian Money(IIM) account.
UPDATED WHERABOUTS UNKNOWN LIST. If your name is on the list or you know the whereabouts of someone on this list, please contact the Horton Agency OST office @ 785-486-2161. Thank you!
GUS WOLFE, MARTY BEILKE, DIANE WABSKIE, THOMAS WOLFE, RONALD BARNEY, GLENN SHUCKAHOSEE, JEROME WOLFE, GEORGINA RANK, JOHN GAMINO, JOHN WOLFE, ELIZABETH EELLS, MICHAEL DAUGHERTY, PANDA WOLFE, WENSEY PHILLIPS, VICTOR LACLAIR, ANNIE JACK, LISA SHEPARD, VICTORIA SHOPTEESE, JOSEPH ST ARNOLD, DANIEL SHEPARD, NATHANIEL JOHNSON, RENEE HOULE, LEROY SHOCKTO JR, JUSTIN MILLS, WILLIAM SHEPPARD, VIRGINIA JOHNSON, CLYDE CANNON, FRANK PIDGEON, TRACY DANIELS, JOHN CANNON,
DAVID LESIEUR, JANESSA EDWARDS, JOSEPH BARNES, ROBERT SHUCKAHOSEE, JON SHEPPARD, LATOSHIA BROWN, ASHLEY CORN, FRANCES VAN ZILE, ALISHA CHAPMAN, CECIL SPERBERG, REBECCA VICTOR, SAVANNA LARSON, KENNETH GALVIN, MARGARET SCHUMANSKI, VICTOR REYES, SHIRLEY DAVIS, MERRY JOHNSON, SHAWN WISHTEYAH, CODY SATOE, PATRICIA BROWN, ANTHONY MOORE, BERNARD MULANAX, JON LEIDY, DAVID HERNANDEZ, GLENN MOORE JR, BEVERLY BARNES, ORVILLE WAYMAN JR, DARIAN CUTTER, RUSSELL BARNES, WILLIAM LEVIER, MELISSA GOMEZ, CHRISTOPHER MILLER, CALVIN WISHKENO, TONYA BATTISTA, LAWRENCE TOMON, TIANA LINK, DANIEL BATTISTA, ELMER TURNEY III, BOYCE JESSEPE, DEANNA BATTISTA, LEWELLYN TURNEY, RAPHAEL WAHWASSUCK, STEPHEN BATTISTA, JAMES WOLFE, STEVEN BENDER, AMANDA BODAH, ROBERT RICE, MARY BENDER, JOHN CRAWFORD, JOHN KASKASKE, JOE KABANCE JR, THERESA JESSEPE, LOIS REINHARDT, JOHNNA FLOWERS, ROBERT ALLEN, KATHRYN KATES, EVELYN SHOPTEESE, JEREMY MILLS, KEVIN MULANAX, SHAWN SHOPTEESE, JOHN MILLS, MARCY PRASATSIN, KENNETH THOMAS, GEORGINA PERRY, ROSETTA PENA, TERRY DENNEY JR