BOSTON (AP) -- Native American tribes have been steadily gaining lands under President Barack Obama's administration.
Nearly 400,000 acres have been placed into trust for tribes since Obama took office in 2009, according to Department of the Interior data.
That's more than the roughly 233,000 acres placed into trust during the prior tenure of President George W. Bush.
The National Congress of American Indians says the current administration has been more proactive in speeding up the application process.
But Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, an opposition group, is fighting some of the decisions that turn over private lands into tribes.