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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) implements 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. As of September 6, 2022, nearly $4.9 million remains, comprised of more than $2.4 million in the land purchase portion of the Fund and close to $2.5 million in the implementation portion of the Fund. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to Tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and Tribal members. The Program will continue to purchase fractional interests while preparing to wind down its operations. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for the most up-to-date information about the Program.

Offers are currently outstanding for landowners with fractional land interests at:

Location Return-by Date
Pine Ridge October 24, 2022

Landowners can update their contact information, ask questions about their land or purchase offers, and learn about financial planning resources by contacting the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836.  Currently, there is limited availability for offer package reprints and there may be delays in processing returned offer packages.