INDIAN TRADE: Obama Admin to Buy Back 10 Million Acres to Redistribute to Native Americans

indiansThe US government hopes to purchase 10 million acres – an amount equal to roughly twice the size of Massachusetts – and redistribute it to Native Americans. (NYSED)

If we hadn’t lived through four years of Obama already this would be shocking news.
Team Obama is purchasing 10 million acres for nearly $2 billion in taxpayer dollars to redistribute back to Native Americans. The legislation was passed by Democrats in 2010 and will be run by Obama’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The UPI reported:

The U.S. government is gearing up to spend nearly $2 billion on 10 million acres of land that will in turn be given back to Native American tribes.

The plan entails buying back reservation land from willing sellers and distributing that land among 150 tribes across the nation, the McClatchy Newspapers reported Sunday.

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Congress agreed to the buyback in 2010 to settle a lawsuit.

“We can improve Indian Country if people will go along with this program and sell their interests back to their tribes,” Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, said in an interview.



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