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Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations




Offer Deadlines Approaching

  • Standing Rock Indian Reservation -- June 1, 2015
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation -- June 8, 2015
  • Umatilla Indian Reservation -- June 12, 2015
  • Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota -- June 29, 2015

The Buy-Back Program has purchased land to place into trust for tribes at the following reservations (click on the image below):

Current Sales Data

Purchase offers are valid for 45 calendar days from the date of the Cover Letter that is included in the Offer package provided to owners.

If you own land interests and wish to learn more about the Program or register as a willing seller, please visit our landowners' web page or contact:

The Trust Beneficiary Call Center:
+1 (888) 678-6836

If landowners have a pending offer or question about the Buy-Back Program, they can also contact the reservation's tribal staff, visit their local Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) office.

For more information, visit http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram/landowners/index.cfm

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Interior Department Sends 150 Million in Purchase Offers to 6,500 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Cheyenne River

THU, MAY 7, 2015, 02:55 PM EST

Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor today announced that almost $150 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 6,500 landowners with fractional interests at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Read More >


Interior Department, Navajo Nation Partner to Implement Land Buy-Back Program

MON, APRIL 20, 2015, 02:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor announced today that the Department has entered a cooperative agreement with the Navajo Nation to further implement the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Read More >


Almost $200 Million in Purchase Offers Mailed to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Standing Rock Indian Reservation

MON, APRIL 6, 2015, 04:03 PM EST

The Department of the Interior today announced that its Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has sent $195 million in purchase offers to more than 16,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Read More >