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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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, North Dakota, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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10/11/2016

Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that nearly $18 million in purchase offers have been sent to approximately 7,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation in North Dakota.

Press Release
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9/22/2016

As part of the implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that nearly 4,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Lower Brule Indian Reservation have received more than $11 million in purchase offers

Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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9/7/2016
Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor announced today that the Interior Department has signed agreements with three tribes – the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California – to guide implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
Cobell / Land buyback, Press Release
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8/18/2016

Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that more than 1,300 landowners with fractional interests at the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma have received approximately $7 million in purchase offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program)

Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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7/20/2016
The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that this quarter’s transfer of nearly $500,000 to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund) brings the total amount contributed so far close to $40 million. The Scholarship Fund 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, Press Release
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7/14/2016

Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that nearly 3,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Fort Hall Reservation (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes) in Idaho, and the Quinault Reservation in Washington have received more than $70 million in purchase offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).

Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Press Release
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6/9/2016

After several months of government-to-government coordination, Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that more than 20,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Navajo Nation will receive purchase offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).

Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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5/25/2016
As momentum continues with the success of Interior Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor announced today that the Department has signed agreements with three additional tribes to guide implementation – the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation in Washington state.
Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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5/17/2016
Following extensive outreach with tribal leaders and American Indian landowners, Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced an expanded schedule for implementing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Program) at 63 additional locations from 2018 through mid-2021.
Cobell / Land buyback, Press Release
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5/9/2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today announced that 900 landowners with fractional interests at the Round Valley Indian Reservation in California will receive nearly $6 million in purchase offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Recipients have 45 days – until June 24, 2016 – to return accepted offers in the pre-paid postage envelopes provided. 

Cobell / Land buyback, External News
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5/3/2016
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today traveled to the Blackfeet Nation in Browning, Montana with U.S. Senator Jon Tester for a signing ceremony commemorating a new agreement with the Blackfeet Nation to implement the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
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