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Despite vast open spaces, like those in Monument Valley, privately held land on the Navajo Nation can sometimes be split into such small parcels that the land is unusable, one of the reasons for the federal land buyback program. (Photo by penjelly/Creative Commons)

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Deadlines loom for Navajos looking to take part in land buy-back program

Arizona, Utah and New Mexico’s Ramah, Alamo and Canoncito tribal areas face Sept. 30 deadline

Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated parcels of land on the Navajo Nation.