Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Land Buy-Back Program: Participants Wait for Next and Possibly Last Phase


Tribes and individuals have until March 11, 2016 to let the U.S. Department of the Interior know they may want to participate (though not be committed to anything) in the next phase of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Since 2013 the program has paid Native American landowners nearly $715 million for their interests in land parcels and returned 1.5 million acres of land to tribal trust ownership, says Interior Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn, who says the program has been “incredibly successful.”



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