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The late Elouise Cobell meets President Barack Obama at the White House. December 8, 2010. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement (02/01)
The tribe would only be the third in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Fond du Lac Band expects $7.8M in Cobell land buy-back offers Fond du Lac Band expects $7.8M in Cobell land buy-back offers (01/12)
The tribe held a kick-off event to inform individual Indian landowners about the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds (01/06)
Attorneys are working closely with Indian Country to find as many additional beneficiaries as possible by April 30, 2016.
DOI transfers another $4M to Cobell settlement scholarship fund DOI transfers another $4M to Cobell settlement scholarship fund (01/06)
The fund boasts a balance of $35 million, money that will be used to enhance educational opportunities for tribal members across the country.
DOI signs Cobell buy-back agreements with two more tribes DOI signs Cobell buy-back agreements with two more tribes (12/16)
The Round Valley Indian Tribes of California and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota are the latest to join the effort
DOI schedules listening session for Cobell Land Buy-Back Program DOI schedules listening session for Cobell Land Buy-Back Program (12/08)
The session will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 3, 2016.
Landowners on Lummi Nation see $4M in Cobell buyback offers Landowners on Lummi Nation see $4M in Cobell buyback offers (11/17)
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put nearly $721 million in the hands of individual Indians over the last two years.
Montana governor proclaims November  5 as Elouise Cobell Day Montana governor proclaims November 5 as Elouise Cobell Day (11/06)
The Blackfeet Nation woman, who died in 2011, was the lead plaintiff in a landmark lawsuit that secured accountability for Indian Country.
Landowners from Swinomish Tribe see $3.8M for Cobell buy-back Landowners from Swinomish Tribe see $3.8M for Cobell buy-back (10/27)
Nearly 200 landowners on the reservation in Washington have received offers under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Colville Tribes expect to see $27.7M in Cobell buy-back offers Colville Tribes expect to see $27.7M in Cobell buy-back offers (10/26)
The program has put more than $714 million into the hands of individual Indian landowners.
Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement (10/01)
The first scholarships -- totaling about $2 million -- are going out over the next several months to students representing more than 80 tribes.
Quinault Nation to see $19M from Cobell land buy-back program Quinault Nation to see $19M from Cobell land buy-back program (09/21)
The tribe recently signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department for outreach, valuation and purchase activities.
Appeals court won't award additional fees to late Elouise Cobell Appeals court won't award additional fees to late Elouise Cobell (09/18)
The late lead plaintiff sought an additional $10.5 million cover expenses incurred during the course of her 15-year fight to hold the federal government accountable.
DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program DOI signs five more cooperative agreements for Cobell land buy-back program (09/15)
The Cabazon Band, the Fond du Lac Band, the Ponca Tribe, the Quinault Nation and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are joining the effort.
Native Sun News: Lower Brule landowners will see Cobell offers Native Sun News: Lower Brule landowners will see Cobell offers (09/10)
According to Katherin Grounds, Senior Advisor on Tribal Relations for the Land Buy-Back Program, landowners with fractionated interests at Lower Brule will receive their offers in 2016.
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline (08/28)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright announced that the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has missed the deadline for administering their Cobell Land Buy Back program.
Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement (07/09)
The first round of recipients of the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund will be notified by mid-August of their awards.
Land buy-back hits milestone with over $500M in purchases Land buy-back hits milestone with over $500M in purchases (06/26)
More than 24,000 landowners have benefited from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations so far.
Michael Connor: Making informed decisions for land buy-back Michael Connor: Making informed decisions for land buy-back (06/26)
This week, the Department of the Interior hit a significant milestone, paying more than $500 million to approximately 30,000 individual landowners through the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see 4K acres from buy-back Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see 4K acres from buy-back (06/18)
Individual Indian landowners received $5.4 million for their factional interests, which were then transferred to the tribal government.
Landowners on Fort Belknap Reservation see $54M in Cobell offers Landowners on Fort Belknap Reservation see $54M in Cobell offers (06/11)
The offers went out to more than 3,500 owners. The deadline to respond is July 18.
DOI sends over $230M in offers to Indian landowners in Montana DOI sends over $230M in offers to Indian landowners in Montana (06/08)
The offers went out to nearly 12,000 owners on the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Fort Peck Reservation.
Osage Nation expects to see offers from land buy-back program Osage Nation expects to see offers from land buy-back program (05/28)
The tribe signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to engage in outreach with individual Indian landowners.
Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation sees $150M in land offers Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation sees $150M in land offers (05/07)
The offers were made to more than 6,500 landowners as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Cobell legal team still searching for beneficiaries in Oklahoma Cobell legal team still searching for beneficiaries in Oklahoma (05/06)
About 700 members of the Osage Nation are owed about $9 million from the $3.4 billion trust fund settlement.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares for Cobell buy-back offers Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares for Cobell buy-back offers (04/28)
Offers are expected to go out to 8,000 landowners on one of the most highly fractionated reservations in the country.
Lakota Country Times: Cobell scholarship fund being put to use Lakota Country Times: Cobell scholarship fund being put to use (04/27)
The Cobell Scholars program fund is designed to provide funding for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are attending both post-secondary vocational schools and other 'institutions' of higher learning.
Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds (04/20)
Applications are due June 1 and scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming fall semester
Navajo Nation signs buy-back cooperative agreement with DOI Navajo Nation signs buy-back cooperative agreement with DOI (04/15)
President Ben Shelly said the tribe's participation in the Land Buy-Back Program will prevent allotments from being sold to private interests.
DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation DOI issues $10.5M in offers on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (04/15)
More than 1,500 landowners have until June 8 to decide whether they want to accept the money in exchange for their fractional interests.
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation sees $195M in buyback offers Standing Rock Sioux Reservation sees $195M in buyback offers (04/06)
The tribe is hosting four meetings next week to help landowners decide whether they want to sell their fractional interests.
DOI transfers another $12M from buy-back to scholarship fund DOI transfers another $12M from buy-back to scholarship fund (04/02)
The scholarship fund now holds more than $17 million and applications should be available soon.
Information on Bureau of Indian Affairs website missing in action Information on Bureau of Indian Affairs website missing in action (04/01)
The agency is working on getting the data back online after it mysteriously disappeared sometime in the afternoon on Tuesday.
Navajo Nation considers agreement for land-buy back program Navajo Nation considers agreement for land-buy back program (03/30)
The reservation is home to nearly 34,000 individual landowners. Buying up all of their fractionated interests could cost more than $100 million.
Board still working on delivering money for Cobell scholarships Board still working on delivering money for Cobell scholarships (03/25)
The American Indian Graduate Center will be handling the fund as the new administrator.

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