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Fly-in Opportunities 

This spring, the Native Farm Bill Coalition is organizing a series of “fly-ins” for Tribal leaders and Native producers across the country to talk directly with members of Congress, their staff, and the Biden Administration. By participating in these fly-ins, Coalition members will have the opportunity to advocate for policy changes that would positively impact Indian Country, such as strengthening tribal self-governance, allowing Tribes to manage nutrition programs, investing in economic development opportunities in rural communities, and much more.

Proposed dates for 2023 Farm Bill fly-ins
Please RSVP for your regional fly-in below. The fly-ins are organized by BIA region. Please note some dates are tentative and are subject to change.

  • February 7-9 – Oklahoma and Southern Plains Tribes (Registration closed)

  • February 28-March 2 – Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Region Tribes (Registration closed)

  • March 22-23 – Midwest Tribes (Registration closed)

    • ​In partnership with the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST) fly-in on March 19-22. Tribal leaders and their delegates are invited to participate in MAST’s fly-in. The Native Farm Bill Coalition’s fly-in will begin on March 22 with a breakfast briefing. NFBC meetings will be scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday, so plan to travel late Thursday evening or Friday morning. 

  • April 18-20 – Northwest Tribes (tentative)

    • Registration deadline: April 4

  • April 25-27 – Eastern Tribes (confirmed)

    • Registration deadline: April 11

  • May 9-10 – Indian Country in conjunction with the Native American Food Fair (confirmed) ​​​

    • Registration deadline: April 25​

    • Native American Food Fair information here

  • May 16-18 – Southwest Tribes and Navajo Region (tentative)

    • Registration deadline: May 2​

Tentative schedules for each fly-in

We will provide additional information and scheduling details about your specific fly-in closer to its date. For each set of fly-in dates, we need you to be in Washington, D.C., in time for a Coalition briefing session on Tuesday morning. We will schedule congressional/U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meetings for Tuesday afternoon, all-day Wednesday, and Thursday morning. You can plan to fly home on Thursday evening. Download a sample schedule for the fly-ins.

Hotel information

We encourage fly-in participants to stay at the 

Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005) where we will gather informally on Tuesday night. We do not have a room block for the fly-ins.

Travel support

The Coalition has limited funding to support Native Farm Bill Coalition Members’ travel and hotel accommodations for the fly-ins. If you would like to request funding, please add a note to your RSVP or contact us:

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