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DOI extends $1.6M buyback offers for Makah Nation landowners






Statues at the Makah Cultural and Research Center. Photo from Makah Nation

The Interior Department has extended $1.6 million in buy-back offers to nearly 600 landowners on the Makah Nation in Washington.

The offers were made under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Landowners have until May 30 to respond, according to a reminder sent out today by DOI.

The $3.4 billion Cobell settlement authorized $1.9 billion for land consolidation. The program is entirely voluntary and any interests that are acquired are returned to tribal governments.

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