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CSKT Land Consolidation Plan Draft seeks comments

PABLO The CSKT Tribal Lands Department has been working on a draft plan to seek direct funding from the Cobell Settlement Trust Land Consolidation Fund. Recently, the Tribal Council approved the plan for public review and distribution to our congressional delegates, the BIA, and DOI. On November 6, CSKT mailed the plan, titled the 2012 Land Consolidation Plan for the Purchase of Fractionated Interests in Allotments, to the DOI requesting direct funding from the settlement fund to buy fractionated interests.

This plan outlines the strategy, priorities and action plans for acquiring fractionated trust and fee interests in Flathead Reservation allotments over the next 10 years. The tribes are requesting $1.5 million annually from DOI which, if received, could significantly reduce the total number of fractionated interests over the 10-year period.

A copy of the draft plan is available on the Tribal website: Click here to download.

If you would like to comment on the plan, please provide them in writing and email them to Doug Dupuis at dougd@cskt.org. Comments must be received by the close of business on Friday, November 30, 2012.

If you have questions about the plan, contact Teresa Wall-McDonald ext. 1049, Anita Matt, ext. 1266, George DuCharme, ext. 1269 or Doug Dupuis, ext. 1248 at the Tribal Lands Office.

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