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More than 3,000 landowners on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation have received more than $35 million in offers for their fractional interests.
The partial closure of the federal government isn't preventing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations from carrying out its mission.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has returned to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has returned to Pine Ridge for a second time.
Three tribes stand to benefit from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, with two returning to the Cobell initiative for more offers.
Citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are benefiting from a third round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Landowners from the Umatilla Reservation are benefiting from a second round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Landowners from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are seeing nearly $3.7 million in offers for their fractional interests on the reservation.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are getting a second shot at the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Trump administration has entered into the first new agreement since announcing a change in direction for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sent out nearly $13 million in offers to landowners on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations brought more than $156 million to the Blackfeet Nation, with additional offers anticipated as the initiative winds down.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are the last in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations because funds are running out.
The Trump administration told tribes about changes to the Land Buy-Back Program less than an hour before a press release was issued to the public.
The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?
With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Through the acquisition of fractional interests, the Bad River Band regained ownership of 3,492 acres on its reservation in northern Wisconsin.
Landowners on the Nez Perce Reservation, the Pechanga Reservation and the Rincon Reservation are the latest to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is in doubt after comments made by a top Trump administration official.
A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.
Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.
A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.
Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is finally getting back to work.
Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.
The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.
More than $5.25 million in scholarships have been awarded as a result of the Cobell trust fund settlement.
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
Over 25,000 landowners on the reservation were paid more than $108 million for their fractional interests.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.
Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.
The Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services will act as an intermediary to help individual Indians purchase fractional land interests.
A panel of tribal and federal witnesses will discuss the $1.9 billion land consolidation effort at the December 7 hearing.
The 114th Congress is drawing to a close and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has added a hearing to its agenda.
The land consolidation fund is set to run out of money in the middle of the forthcoming Trump presidential administration.
With the presidential election only a week away, the future of a major Indian land effort hangs in the balance.
Offers went out to nearly 3,000 landowners on the Wisconsin reservation.
About 7,000 landowners are seeing offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Offers went out to nearly 4,000 landowners on the reservation in South Dakota.
The Minnesota tribe so far has been able to consolidate about 42 percent of the fractionated land base.
So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.
More than 1,500 landowners received offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and they have until October 6 to accept.
Landowners on the Washington reservation could receive upwards of $25.7 million for their fractionated interests.
The scholarship fund now boasts a balance of about $40 million and offers went out to another 733 students this month.
Some people are claiming the tribe needs the land to house refugees from the Middle East.
Landowners from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Quinault Nation are the latest to see offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The reservation in Washington suffers from a high rate of fractionation, according to the federal government.
More than 26,000 landowners on the largest reservation in the United States have received offers to sell their fractionated interests.
Additional offers are going out later this month so the total dollar value will be increasing.
The Bad River Band in Wisconsin, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Yakama Nation in Washington will educate landowners about the effort.
The effort has been so successful that it is due to run out of money before a 10-year deadline imposed by the $3.4 billion settlement to the Cobell case.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put more than $742.3 million into the hands of individual Indians as it restores fractionated interests to tribal governments.
Recipients have 45 days – until June 24 -- to decide whether they will sell their fractionated interests.
Chairman Harry Barnes signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to help facilitate purchases of fractionated interests from willing individual Indian landowners.
Chairman Harry Barnes will help announce a milestone for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Land Buy-Back Program returns tribal lands to tribes and furthers tribal self-governance.