Participation in the Buy-Back Program is voluntary. Individuals who choose to sell their fractional land interests receive payments directly into their Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts. In addition to receiving fair market value for their land based on objective appraisals, sellers also receive a base payment of $75 per offer. Consolidated interests are then immediately restored to Tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and Tribal members.
Program offers are currently pending with owners of fractional interests at the following location:
Location Return-by Date
Fort Belknap June 9, 2022
Lower Brule June 16, 2022
More information about informed decisionmaking, accepting an offer, and Program eligibility can be found on the following pages.
The Program encourages landowners interested in participating to identify themselves as willing sellers by calling the Trust Beneficiary Call Center (Call Center) at 1-888-678-6836. A landowner interested in registering as a willing seller may do so even after Program implementation has moved to other locations. Willing seller registration provides the following benefits:
Additionally, the Program will continue to re-evaluate its resources and progress to determine if additional locations can be added to the schedule and may consider willing seller data.
Landowners can ask questions about their offers and/or update their contact information by calling the Call Center at 1-888-678-6836, or by visiting their local Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) office or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) office.