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New Funding to Acquire Fractional Interest in Trust or Restricted Land

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) seeks Tribal input on utilizing new Congressional funding to acquire fractional interests in trust or restricted land. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (Pub. L. 117-103) provided the BIA with $7 million to acquire fractional land interests as authorized under the Indian Land Consolidation Act Amendments of 2022. (Pub. L. 106-462) and the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-374).  The BIA will continue to acquire fractional interests after the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (LBBP) ceases operations in November 2022.  Your answers to the questions below are needed to provide guidance to the BIA in utilizing this new funding:

  • What acquisition priorities should the BIA focus on?
  • How should Tribes be involved in the acquisition process?
  • What aspects of the current LBBP should be continued or modified?

Please join our virtual listening sessions provided below. If you would like to provide any written input, please send it to consultation@bia.gov by 11:59 ET on September 30, 2022. 

Sessions

  • 13
    Sep

    Session 1

    Listening session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Tue, Sep 13, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific
  • 15
    Sep

    Session 2

    Listening session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Sep 15, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific

Comment Deadline

Additional Information

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Julius Snell, Senior Advisor - Tribal Relations

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