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To provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.
Quivira Conference & Scholarship OpportunitiesNovember 7, 2017
In collaboration with the Schneiders Family Foundation, the Quivira Coalition is offering scholarships this year for Native American beginning ranchers and farmers to our annual conference. This scholarship covers conference registration and two nights stay at the Embassy Suites where the event will be held.
As a convener of leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land we want to continue to support land-based communities both locally and internationally. The ancestors of New Mexico’s pueblo people were the first to cultivate the land here in the southwest. And as an organization working to achieve harmony between humans and nature we look to our Native American neighbors for guidance and wisdom. Connecting thought leaders from diverse communities is one of the emerging strategies and goals of Quivira.
The 2017 Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center, will happen November 15-17, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, NM. You can read more about the conference and register at https://quiviracoalition.org/conference.
Quivira turns 20 in 2017. In two decades of collaboration, the organization has grown a web of knowledge and a network of human relationships focused on soil, water, and neighbors. Quivira’s original tagline was “working to achieve harmony between humans and nature.” The tagline has changed, their methods have evolved, but the essence of what the Quivira community strives to achieve has not. They continue to cultivate innovation, education, collaboration, and hope as the nexus from which soil is restored and relationships grow.
All ranchers, farmers, conservationists, public agency personnel, other land stewards, businesspeople, teachers and students, and interested members of the general public are invited to attend. Scholarships are available for students and beginner agrarians attending for the first time.
This year’s speakers will explore the myriad work and social relationships that make for healthy people and a resilient planet, with particular attention to the role that ranchers and farmers play in cultivating them.
Speakers, panelists, and roundtable leaders include:
- Wendell Gilgert of Point Blue Conservation,
- Michael Phillips of the Holistic Orchard Network
- Sandra Postel of the Global Water Policy Project
- Calla Rose Ostrander of the California Carbon Project
- Allen Williams of the Grassfed Xchange
- Adam Danforth James Beard Award winning author of three books on humane butchering
If you have recommendations for Native American beginning ranchers or farmers in your community as possible scholarship recipients, please share this with them and encourage them to call or email Keegan King — firstname.lastname@example.org— to let him know a little bit about them and why they would like to attend.
This information forwarded to you by the Intertribal Agriculture Council
The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. Land-based agricultural resources are vital to the economic and social welfare of many Native American and Alaskan Tribes. The IAC has over the last decade become recognized as the most respected voice within the Indian community and government circles on agricultural policies and programs in Indian country.
For more information, please visit http://www.IndianAgLink.com or contact:
Donita A. Fischer
Public Relations Director