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.

Links to Partner Organizations

Indian Land Tenure Foundation

Increase economic assets of Indian landowners by gaining control of Indian lands and creating financial models that convert land into leverage for Indian landowners.

Farm Credit
Farm Credit Gives to education programs to prepare young, beginning, small and minority farmers for a future in agribusiness and to teach youth populations about agriculture.

Beef Checkoff
General information: www.MyBeefCheckoff.com
Daily program updates: http://www.beefboard.org/newsFeeder/expanded
General information about beef, including buying and cooking beef: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/
Facts About Beef, to help quash myths about everything from beef production to beef nutrition: http://factsaboutbeef.com/In addition, you can find a link to Beef checkoff websites, broken down by audience category, at http://www.beefboard.org/

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Located at the University of Arkansas, the AFAI directly supports Indian country by providing strategic planning and technical assistance, including research and publications in the following subject areas:

  • Tribal Governance Infrastructure to Enhance Business and Economic Development Opportunities
  • Financial Markets and Asset Management, including Banking, Risk Management, and Stewardship of Land and Natural Resources
  • Health and Nutrition Policy for Tribal Community Wellness
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Other Links:

USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health – Tribal Representative
Glenda Davis, the newly appointed tribal representative to the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH), as of July 24, 2015. I wanted to introduce myself. I am of the Water’s Edge Clan, Born for the Salt People and presently reside in Sawmill, AZ (Navajo Nation), born and raised on the Navajo Nation with over 30 years of experience in animal health, ranching and tribal veterinary. My appointment to SACAH as a tribal representative is to bring forward the tribal perspectives on USDA strategies, policies and programs to prevent, control and/or eradicate animal health diseases. I would like to understand your concerns on public health, livestock economy and animal health issues. In addition, under this appointment, I would like to express your voice within this animal health forum, to communicate the tribal viewpoint and concerns.

Your communication will assist me in my role as the tribal representative. I can be reach my email set up specifically for SACAH at sacah.tribalrep@yahoo.com

Sandy Swallow Gallery
Internationally reknown self-taught artist, Sandy Swallow creates art capturing her spiritual connection to nature, home and family. Sandy is most well known for her hand-pulled block printmaking.An enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Sandy’s fascinating life history enriches her artistic vision.

 

 

Support Material

2013-IAC-Priorities

GPTCA Resolution – Drought

IAC_Support_Action

Keepseagle_Form_1099_Final

IAC-TaxGuide

USDA_Publication_ACCESS_TO_CAPITAL

1987 Final Findings

 

 

ATTENTION SUCCESSFUL KEEPSEAGLE CLAIMANTS:

All Keepseagle settlement recipients will need to file a federal income tax return. This payment was not income derived from the land and is therefore taxable. Although a tax payment was made to the IRS ($12,500 for Track A), to comply with IRS regulations a tax return must be filed. Many recipients may qualify for a tax refund and will not be able to get it unless they file a return. Click here for an article that covers the most common actions each Keepseagle award recipient will need to take once the Form 1099 has been received.

 

 

Resources

USDA Resource Guide for American Indians & Alaska Natives (Dec 2016)
USDA’s Office of Tribal Relations
https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2016-usda-tribal-guide.pdf

Stockmanship 101 – Bob Kinford
With support from Intertribal Agriculture Council and various other organizations, has resulted in a stunning, drone based video.  Cattle behaviorist, Bob Kinford, shows just how simple it is to reboot herd instinct in cattle. This knowledge will allow ranchers around the world to practice holistic and regenerative grazing methods with less economic shock from infrastructure and labor.

Working alone in a 4,480 acre pasture in far west Texas (where the grass is hidden under the brush so the rabbits can’t find it) Bob completely changes the behavior of a half wild herd of mixed breed cattle, scattering out in small groups of five or less, into a relaxed, easy to manage herd of cattle.

Between the angle of the drone shots, and Bob’s narration as he is doing the work (no matter if it is in the brush, or in the open) this may be one of the easiest to understand videos on stockmanship and cattle behavior on the market.

Click here to complete a brief survey and receive a link to watch the video. ($35 value)

ATTENTION SUCCESSFUL KEEPSEAGLE CLAIMANTS:
All Keepseagle settlement recipients will need to file a federal income tax return. This payment was not income derived from the land and is therefore taxable. Although a tax payment was made to the IRS ($12,500 for Track A), to comply with IRS regulations a tax return must be filed. Many recipients may qualify for a tax refund and will not be able to get it unless they file a return. Click here for an article that covers the most common actions each Keepseagle award recipient will need to take once the Form 1099 has been received.

 

 

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