CORRECTION to Aug. 30 story on tribal land buy-back

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Land Buyback that moved Friday, Aug. 30, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to use the following correction. The error occurred in the second graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – An Aug. 30 story on the federal program to buy back “fractionated” lands from Native American tribes gave an incorrect deadline for some Navajo to apply. While Aug. 30 was the deadline for Navajo who own land in some parts of New Mexico, Sept. 30 is the deadline for owners of Navajo land in Arizona, Utah and in New Mexico’s Ramah, Alamo and Canoncito tribal areas.