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Ponca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell program


The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has come to another Oklahoma tribe.

More than 1,500 landowners from the Ponca Tribe have received $7 million in offers for their fractional interests, the Interior Department announced on Thursday.

“This Program is about putting resources back into Indian Country and keeping land in trust,” Deputy Secretary Michael Connor, the second-in-command at the department, said in a press release. “The Buy-Back Program is an exceptional opportunity that cannot be taken for granted. We are committed to working with tribal leaders to ensure landowners are provided all the info they need to make decisions about the use of their land.”


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