Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
There are approximately 150 unique reservations that have fractional interests. The Buy-Back Program allows interested individual owners to receive payments for voluntarily selling their land. All interests sold are restored to tribes, which helps to keep Indian lands in trust for tribal communities.
- Pine Ridge
- Fort Belknap
- Gila River
- Northern Cheyenne
- Lake Traverse
Offer Deadlines Approaching
- Squaxin Island Indian Reservation in Washington – January 26, 2015
- Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho – February 2, 2015
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:
+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, or find more information at http://www.doi.gov/buybackprogram/landowners/index.cfm.
Interior Sends $9 million in Purchase Offers to Indian Landowners with Fractional Interests at Coeur d’Alene ReservationWED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 03:39 PM EST
Deputy Secretary Mike Connor announced that nearly $9 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 400 landowners with fractional interests at the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho. Read More >
Interior Sends Nearly $1.5 Million in Purchase Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Squaxin Island Indian ReservationWED, DECEMBER 10, 2014, 04:00 PM EST
Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that nearly $1.5 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 600 landowners with fractional interests at the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation in Washington through the Land Buy-Back Program. Read More >
Op-Ed: Making Strides to Restore Native American HomelandsTHU, DECEMBER 4, 2014, 03:15 PM EST
As President Obama hosted the 6th Annual Tribal Nations Conference this week, the Administration capped a year of continued progress in strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country. Read More >