Program Presentations

This presentation gives landowners a broad overview of the Buy-Back Program, and includes information about how land is valued and purchased.

Tribe-specific presentations are given as part of the Program's outreach efforts (such as this presentation for the Ponca Tribe).

2016 Listening Session

The Department held its 2016 Listening Session on the progress of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) in Albuquerque, NM,  The purpose of the session was to continue to hear directly from tribal communities about how the Program can best be implemented across Indian Country. In addition, attendees visited different stations to ask questions and learn more about key aspects of the Program, including the appraisal and acquisition process. Landowners were able to obtain land reports and other tools to help them make informed decisions about land, including financial education and planning.

2015 Listening Session

On March 19, 2015, in Laveen, AZ, the Department held a Listening Session on the progress of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). The purpose of the session was to meet with tribal leaders and landowners to receive feedback on critical issues related to the Program as well as the 2014 Status Report.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Webinars

In October 2013, the Buy-Back Program took part in a series of NCAI-hosted webinars to explore the Program's appraisal and acquisition processes. Part One of the series examined the Buy-Back Program's Land Valuation process, covering topics such as how property value is determined on fractionated lands and how those appraisals will be conducted. Part Two focused on the Acquisition Phase of the Buy-Back Program, addressing how the Program will prepare and distribute offers to potential sellers, and what the next steps are when the offer packet arrives in the mail.