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SDPR: Buy-back program offers $50M on Rosebud Reservation






A view of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Photo from Rosebud Sioux Tribe

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has sent out $50 million in offers on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota:
A federal Buy-Back program through the Cobell settlement is taking a step forward on the Rosebud Reservation. The settlement stems from a lawsuit against the federal government over mismanaged trust land. Native American land was held in trust by the federal government, so the tribes did not own it, and the government was not paying the money it owed to the Native Americans for over a century.

Anthony Rodman is with the Department of the Interior’s Buy-Back Program. Rodman says the effort aims to piece back together trust land that was split up over generations. The Department of the Interior is offering $50 million in offers to 11,000 landowners.

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Rosebud Reservation Buy Back Program (South Dakota Public Radio 6/26)

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