7 MN lands added to American Indian reservation list
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Department of the Interior will add 63 American Indian reservations in 16 states from 2018 to 2021. This includes seven sites in Minnesota and six in Wisconsin.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations was created as part of the Cobell Settlement Agreement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value within 10 years. The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has restored 1.5 million acres to tribal control since 2013.