One of the most important things for land owners  to know is about writing a will.  If  owners of interests in allotments held in trust do not write a will, their land  may pass to unexpected people.  While  land owners may want their land to pass to a niece or great-grandchild (or  non-relative), for example, AIPRA’s provisions regarding intestate (without a  will) inheritance do not recognize these individuals as heirs.  Landowners who write wills are in the best  position to ensure that their wishes are carried out when they pass on.