BIA holds second consultation on land consolidation in Minnesota
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Two top Bureau of Indian Affairs
officials will attend the second tribal consultation for the land consolidation portion of the Indian trust fund settlement
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development Jodi Gillette and BIA Director Michael Black are meeting with tribal leaders at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota. They will take input on the $1.9 billion land consolidation fund.
The settlement authorizes the BIA to spent the money to buy fractionated interests from willing sellers. Up to 15 percent, or about $285 million, will be taken as an administrative fee.
Additional sessions will be held Friday, September 16, 2011, in Seattle, Washington; Tuesday, September 27, 2011, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Thursday, September 29, 2011, in Phoenix, Arizona; and Thursday, October 6, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Get the Story:
Press Release: Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development Jodi Gillette and BIA Director Michael Black to Attend Second Regional Tribal Consultation in Minnesota
Related Stories:BIA took large
administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation
(08/05)Interior Department holds
first consultation on land consolidation
(07/18)Interior Department begins consultation for land
(7/14) DOI consultation
meetings on land consolidation start in July
(6/14) DOI to announce consultation process on land
Join the Conversation