Working for you.  Working for Your Land.  Working for Your Community.

What we do

The Land Buy-Back Program for the Nez Perce Tribe works to unify fractionated tribal land bases that resulted from the failed historical policy of allotment.  Fractionation results in tracts of land with potentially hundreds of owners.  Over the next decade, the Program and various tribes will partner to help communities consolidate these lands across Indian Country.

The Buy-Back Program allows interested individual owners to receive payment for voluntarily selling their land.  All lands sold will immediately be held in trust for the tribe with jurisdiction. 

This effort will strengthen tribal sovereignty and put land use decisions back in the hands of tribal government.

 


Need a Notary?

 

The Nez Perce Land Buy-Back staff are commissioned and bonded Idaho Notaries.  Bring in your documents for signature. 

Reminder!  Do not sign document until you are in front of notary.  Questions please contact our office.

Please note: There are no determinations made on who will receive an offer, nor does this guarantee an offer will be made to you, this is strictly informational for  making an informed decision. Please discuss this among your family and relatives to ensure this decision is right for you. Thank you.

 

Below are SAMPLE documents of what is included in offer packets, including appraisal information for your review.  Note that offers are time sensitive and if you need assistance or notary service our office can assist you through this process. 

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • The offer to sell your ownership interests is strictly voluntary - you decide if you want to sell. 
  • All completed and notarized original forms need to be returned/postmarked within the 45-day deadline in order for the sale to be processed.
  • Fill out the Deed, but don't sign it until you're in front of the Notary Public.  Be sure to sign your name exactly as it appears on the deed.
  • Return the original signed and notarized deed, and all original pages of both parts of Exhibit A: Purchase Interests Inventory, in the self-addressed postage prepaid envelope provided in your offer package.
  • Once your complete forms are received, it may take up to 60 days to complete the sale, after which you will receive an Acknowledgement Notice.
  • You may request your Conveyed Interests Report.  Review carefully for details about the land title interests that you sold - this is your receipt.

Additional Resources or questions please call Trust Beneficiary Call Center (TBCC) at 1-888-678-6836

Attention Land Owners! Initial Postcards have been mailed to announce offers coming soon. Please review the land owner's responsibility and suggestions below;

  • IIM Account is updated and correct (I.e., address, phone number, name change corrected and verified)
  • Method of payment is established (I.e., direct deposit, Chase debit card opportunity)
  • All offers are non-negotiable
  • TEN DAYS PRIOR to 45 day deadline, REPRINTS will not occur for any/all offer packets
  • Verify your offer packet if completed and/or returned for processing by calling the TBCC 1(888) 678-6836

 

Please consider your choices and take time to discuss this with family members. Reminder: Seller's remorse for multiple offers! Once a packet is returned and offer is accepted there may not be an opportunity to still accept any/all additional offers.