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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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6/6/2017

The Department of the Interior today announced that nearly 600 landowners with fractional interests at the Pala and Sycuan Indian Reservations in California have been sent purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Landowners have 45 days to consider and return accepted offers in the pre-paid postage envelopes provided.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Nebraska, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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5/22/2017

The Department of the Interior today announced that more than 5,100 landowners with fractional interests at the Omaha and Winnebago Indian Reservations in Nebraska have been sent purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust from willing sellers at fair market value

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Office of the Secretary, Cobell / Land buyback, Press Release
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4/24/2017

The Department of the Interior today announced that nearly 3,600 landowners with fractional interests at the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington have been sent purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). 

Washington, Office of the Secretary, Cobell / Land buyback, Native Americans, Press Release
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4/12/2017

In a Federal Register notice published today, the Department of the Interior announced it will host its fourth annual Listening Session on April 25, 2017, at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, WA, to hear directly from tribal leaders and individual landowners on the progress of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). 

Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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4/11/2017
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the Department has made its final transfer to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total amount to $60 million to be made available to help unlock the doors to advanced technical training and higher education for Native youth.
Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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1/11/2017
The Department of the Interior today announced that an additional $7.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund), bringing the total amount contributed so far to more than $47 million. The Scholarship Fund – funded in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) and authorized by the Cobell Settlement – provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training.
Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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1/10/2017
In just three years, Buy-Back Program payments to interested landowners have exceeded $1 billion, and we’ve secured the potential for tribes to manage more than 11,000 tracts of land.
Cobell / Land buyback, Native Americans, External News
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1/5/2017
As part of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s nationwide tour to highlight the progress that has been made in the last eight years to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with Native Americans and Alaska Natives, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor joined leaders of the Navajo Nation today to announce that sales from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) have exceeded $1 billion.
Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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12/15/2016
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor today announced that the Department has signed agreements with three additional Tribes – the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Wisconsin, and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in California – to guide implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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12/12/2016

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor today announced that more than 4,600 landowners with fractional interests at the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington have received about $25 million in purchase offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). 

Cobell / Land buyback, Native Americans, Press Release
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12/7/2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Department Michael L. Connor testified today at a full committee hearing in front of the Senate Committee for Indian Affairs on the Interior Department’s role and progress in the implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Montana, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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11/28/2016

Fulfilling Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s commitment during a visit to the Blackfeet Nation in May 2016, Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that more than $270 million in purchase offers have been generated for nearly 7,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, South Dakota, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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11/9/2016

Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that $40 million in purchase offers has been sent to nearly 6,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). 

Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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11/1/2016
The U.S. Department of the Interior today released the 2016 Status Report for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), which highlights the steps taken to date to strengthen tribal sovereignty, consolidate fractional interests and provide new opportunities to Native American communities.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Wisconsin, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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10/26/2016

Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that nearly 3,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Bad River Indian Reservation in Wisconsin have received more than $6.6 million in purchase offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

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