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DOI to hold listening session on Cobell land buy-back program





The Interior Department will hold a listening session next month on the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

The $3.4 billion Cobell settlement authorized $1.9 billion for land consolidation. DOI is using the money to buy fractionated interests from landowners in order to return the land to tribal governments.

The listening session takes place on May 29 from 1pm to 4pm Pacific time. It will be held at the Federal Building, Auditorium, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97232-4128.

"The purpose of this session is to gather input from tribes in order for the Department to continue to refine its land consolidation processes," a notice that was published in today's issue of the Federal Register states. "Landowners may also attend the session to provide input."

Federal Register Notice:
Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations Under Cobell Settlement (April 30, 2014)

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