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Every five years, Congress passes a Farm Bill. This massive piece of legislation funds and sets policy on a wide variety of national programs ranging from nutrition and agriculture to conservation and forestry.


Indian Country has an enormous interest in this legislation. Despite recent tribal progress to restore Native food systems, many Tribes still rely heavily on federal programs to feed  themselves. The 2018 Farm Bill was a historic milestone for Indian Country and the federal government’s focus on and investment in Native agricultural production, rural infrastructure, economic development, conservation, and forestry. It also safeguarded vitally important nutrition assistance programs on which many Native Americans depend.



Since its creation in 1987, the Intertribal Agriculture Council has been one of the stalwart voices for Tribal producers and Tribal government interests in food and agriculture advocacy. In the 1990 Farm Bill, “Tribes” and “Tribal producers” were listed several times for the very first time. Through IAC’s advocacy, technical education and public issues efforts, and later partners joining in, the Farm Bill included more opportunities for Tribes and Tribal producers. The connection between IAC’s technical education and public issues advocacy allowed others to see what was wrong and how it should be fixed.


The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s five-year philanthropic campaign to improve Native nutrition and food sovereignty led to it commissioning a landmark report, Regaining Our Future, which identified how Indian Country could be better positioned in the 2018 Farm Bill. Through this report, IAC's network of advocates, and significant financial support from the SMSC, the Native Farm Bill Coalition was launched to give Tribes and Native producers a stronger, more united voice to advance a common Farm Bill agenda.


Since the Coalition’s launch in October 2017, more than 170 Tribes, Intertribal groups, other Native organizations, and non-Native allies have become members of the Native Farm Bill Coalition. Together, the members develop the Coalition’s priorities for the Farm Bill and keep Congress focused on Tribal concerns. The Coalition represents the largest-ever coordinated effort in Indian County around federal food, agriculture, and nutrition policy



With the 2023 Farm Bill on the horizon, we are seeking to expand the coalition. If you are interested in learning more about how your Tribe or Intertribal, Native, or ally organization can join the Native Farm Bill Coalition, please click on the "Join Us" button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. All new members will be added to our list of coalition members, which will be updated regularly.


The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) as the Coalition's research partner, initiated the Native Farm Bill Coalition. Membership in the Coalition does not imply the Coalition’s support or endorsement of an individual member’s mission or advocacy agenda.


Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria
Blackfeet Nation
Blue Lake Rancheria
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

Cherokee Nation

Chickasaw Nation
Chippewa Cree Tribe
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Colorado River Indian Tribes
Colusa Indian Community
Comanche Nation
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Fort Belknap Indian Community
Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians
Hoopa Valley Tribe
Hualapai Tribe
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Kasigluk Traditional Elders Council
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Kickapoo Tribe in Oklahoma
Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Mescalero Apache Tribe
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Native Village of Noatak
Native Village of White Mountain
Navajo Nation
Nez Perce Tribe
Oneida Nation
Organized Village of Saxman
Osage Nation
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Passamaquoddy Tribe - Pleasant Point
Pauma Band of Mission Indians
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Potter Valley Tribe

Prairie Island Indian Community
Port Gamble S’Kallam Tribe

Pueblo of Jemez
Pueblo of Laguna
Pueblo of Tesuque
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Quapaw Tribe
Quinault Indian Nation
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Resighini Rancheria

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

San Carlos Apache Tribe

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
Santa Doming
o Pueblo

Santee Sioux Nation in Nebraska
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Seneca Nation of Indians
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation

South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition
South Fork Band of Temoke Western Shoshone
Spirit Lake Tribe
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
Suquamish Tribe

Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservations - Mandan

Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation - Hidatsa

Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthed Reservation - Arikara 
Village of Venetie
Walker River Paiute Tribe

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Wiyot Tribe
Yakama Nation

Yavapai-Apache Nation
Yerington Paiute Tribe
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Indian Reservation

Intertribal Organizations

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Alaska Federation of Natives

Alaska Native Health Board
All Pueblo Council of Governors

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)

Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC)

Intertribal Buffalo Council (ITBC)

Intertribal Timber Council (ITC)
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
United South and Eastern Tribes – Sovereignty Protection Fund

Native Organizations

Akiptan, Inc. Community Development Financial Institution

Alaska Village Initiatives (AVI)

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)

Bear Cub Consulting

Elderberry Wisdom Farm
First Nations Development Institute

Fort Berthold Allottee Land & Mineral Owners Association
Four Bands Community Fund CDFI

Friendship House Association of American Indians

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Hempstead Project Heart
Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (research partner)

Intertribal Agriculture Council

(Hoopa) Klamath Trinity Resource Conservation District

Indigenous Hemp Farmers Cooperative

Kamehameha Schools

Lakota Funds

Makoce Agriculture Development, Inc

Mesa Grande Business Development Corporation

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Tribal RPG

National Caucus of Native American State Legislators 
National Indian Education Association
National Indian Health Board

Native American Community Development Corporation

Native American Contractors Association

Native American Financial Officers Association

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society

Nixyáawii Community Financial Services

Northern Shores Community Development, Inc.

Numu Allottee Association

Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners

Omaha Nation Farm

Osni Ponca, LLC

Pace LLP (Oneida Nation)

Pesticide Action Network

Running Water Ventures, LLC
Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority

Sixth World Solutions

Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations

Tatanka Funds 

Founding Partner


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