Outreach

The Program works to make sure landowners understand the opportunity to sell their fractional interests for the benefit of the tribal community and have the assistance they need to make informed decisions and complete the process if they chose to sell. 

Outreach resources are available online to tribal staff. 

The Program uses various resources and activities to support outreach efforts, including a Call Center, marketing materials, events, postcards, proactive phone calls, and media relations.

Landowners do not need to wait until the Buy-Back Program begins implementation to get more information. Please review the Program's frequently asked questions. You should also become familiar with the Offer Packet Documents, available here.

In addition, landowners can contact the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at (888) 678-6836 with questions about their purchase offers, visit their local Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) office, or contact their tribe's staff working with the Buy-Back Program.

Outreach to individual landowners is critical to the success of the Buy-Back Program. Effective outreach helps to advertise the Program, stimulate land use planning, identify willing sellers, locate owners who are whereabouts unknown (WAU), and determine tribal priorities regarding what type of fractionated tracts tribes wish to have purchased. The Program works closely with tribal leaders to conduct effective outreach on and off-reservation.