Native youth learing about American Indian food sovereignty at meeting on Monday in Las Vegas. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert.
Published December 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS – Attendees of the Intertribal Agriculture Council’s 2017 Membership Meeting held at the Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas were asked to support the organization’s efforts to promote the interests of American Indian food producers.
Revised and enacted every five years by the U.S. Congress, the Farm Bill addresses policy and funding for everything from nutrition programs and food production to natural resource conservation, forestry, and rural development.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) seeks to educate Congress as to why it is important for American Indians to improve food access, nutrition, and tribal food sovereignty.
Recently, IAC joined forces with Seeds of Native Health, National Congress of American Indians, University of Arkansas’ School of Law Indigenous Food & Agriculture Institute and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, to form the Native Farm Bill Coalition to advocate for American Indian interests in the 2018 Farm Bill.
The Native Farm Bill Coalition encourage all tribes, Native organizations, and non-Native allied groups which support the dietary health, agricultural, conservation, food sovereignty, and economic development interests of Americans to join.
See more at; www.NativeFarmBillCoalition.org
Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the Native Farm Bill Coalition webinar set for next Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. – EST.
Click here to register for the webinar!