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Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program or the Program) implemented the land consolidation component of the Cobell v Salazar Settlement Agreement which provided a $1.9 billion Trust Land Consolidation Fund (Fund) to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests were immediately restored to Tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and Tribal members. 

The Program was established in December 2012 and the 10-year period for it's implementation of land consolidation efforts came to an end November 24, 2022.

Landowners can update their contact information, ask questions about their land and learn about financial planning resources by contacting the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836