About 243,000 landowners hold nearly three million fractional interests across Indian Country. The Buy-Back Program has identified 105 locations where land consolidation activities – such as planning, outreach, mapping, mineral evaluations, appraisals or acquisitions – have either already occurred or are expected to take place through the middle of 2021. The following schedule reflects the vast majority of the total landowners and fractionated land across Program-eligible locations, representing more than 96 percent of all landowners; and more than 98 percent of both purchasable fractional interests and equivalent acres:

  • Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California
  • Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming and Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
  • Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
  • Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin
  • Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
  • Blue Lake Rancheria, California
  • Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California
  • Cherokee Nation
  • Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma
  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma
  • Coeur D’Alene Tribe
  • Colorado River Indian Tribe of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California
  • Comanche Nation, Oklahoma
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
  • Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
  • Crow Tribe of Montana
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin
  • Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
  • Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California
  • Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona
  • Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California
  • Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
  • Hoopa Valley Tribe, California                                                                                                        
  • Hopi Tribe of Arizona
  • Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan
  • Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas
  • Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Kootenai Tribe of Idaho                                                                                                            
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
  • Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation
  • Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation
  • Minnesota Chippewa - Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake)
  • Minnesota Chippewa - Fond du Lac Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa - Grand Portage Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa - Leech Lake Band 
  • Minnesota Chippewa - Mille Lacs Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa - White Earth Band
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California
  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
  • Nez Perce Tribe
  • Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe
  • Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  • Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
  • Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California
  • Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California
  • Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
  • Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona
  • Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota
  • Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation
  • Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Reservation, California
  • Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
  • Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona
  • Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska
  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota
  • Skokomish Indian Tribe
  • Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
  • Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation
  • Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota
  • Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin
  • Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation  
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
  • The Chickasaw Nation
  • The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • The Muscogee (Creek) Nation
  • The Osage Nation
  • The Quapaw Tribe of Indians
  • The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
  • Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
  • Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona
  • Tulalip Tribes of Washington
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
  • Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah
  • Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah
  • Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
  • Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California
  • Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico

Because effective planning and coordination take many months, it is critical to begin the process to educate landowners, identify tribal priorities, and build cooperative working relationships. A Program representative will contact each Tribe as planning for implementation begins at each location.

Decisions about where to further schedule implementation were based on a number of factors that were developed through months of government-to-government consultations, including: severity of fractionation; degree of ownership-overlap between reservations; appraisal complexity; tribal readiness and interest; number of owners who have demonstrated an interest in selling fractional interests; and cost and time efficiency.  

The Buy-Back Program continues to re-allocate unused land purchase funds to scheduled locations. This will help the Program determine if remaining resources exist, and where they might be utilized at additional locations or locations where purchase offers have already been sent. Interested landowners at locations not scheduled for implementation, or on locations where offers have already been extended, are encouraged to call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 888-678-6836 to indicate that they are a willing seller and/or to update contact information. Registering as a willing seller does not commit you to selling your land, nor does it guarantee an offer will be extended; it merely identifies interest to help advance planning. The Program will reevaluate its resources and progress by November 2018 to determine if additional locations can be added to the schedule.