• When and how can i sell my land?

    The Navajo Land Buy-Back Program (Navajo BBP) will work with landowners over the next several months to provide more information about the Program. In late 2015 or early 2016, you may receive an offer packet from the Land Buy-Back Program describing your land’s appraised value as well as instructions on how to sell your land.
  • How will I be paid for my land and how much?

    You will receive fair market value for any land interests you decide to sell, based on your ownership interest in the allotment, plus a $75 base payment. Funds will be deposited into your Individual Indian Money (IIM) account.
  • Do I have to sell my land?

    No. Participation in the Program is strictly voluntary.
  • What happens to my land, if I choose to sell?

    By selling your interests through Navajo BBP, you may create opportunities to make Navajo land more productive for you and your community. Any land interests you sell will remain in trust, but ownership will be transferred to the Navajo Nation. Selling your land for tribal consolidation will allow your Chapter to develop previously unusable land for economic and tribal growth.

    Your community could use the land to build homes, community centers, and businesses for community sustainability. Also, for each owner-interest sold, the Department of the Interior will contribute a percentage of the proceeds to the Indian Education Scholarship Funds for American Indian and Alaskan Native students to build up $60 million in scholarship funds.
  • What are my next steps?

    1. Contact the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1(888) 678-6836 to register indicating you are interested in selling your interest; provide your current contact information. Ask any questions you may have.
    2. Visit your local BIA or OST office to learn more about the interests you own.