U.S. restores millions of acres to Native Americans
One of the greatest successes of President Obama in Indian country is his concerted efforts to restore lands to the tribal nations who have lost so much. To date, the Obama Administration has restored nearly 2 million acres to tribal ownership in a variety of different ways.
This is not only about justice. A tremendous challenge in Indian country is economic development. President Obama has unlocked the value of Indian lands and restored tribal control so lands can be put to good use.
For Indian tribes, the land problem took a century to develop.