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2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsor the IAC Annual Conference and become an essential part of a resilient community of Native food producers and their supporters!

 

IAC has been empowering Native agricultural producers across our nation for almost four decades, working to revitalize food economies in Indian Country with market and export expansion opportunities through its programs. Your support immediately impacts our ability to advance the work of Native producers who positively contribute to their communities nationwide.

DECEMBER 12-14, 2023
Palms Resort & Casino

JOIN US IN LAS VEGAS!

Request for Proposals Open

The Intertribal Agriculture Council is accepting session proposals for its 2023 Annual Conference for both General and Youth Tracks as well as Native American Chef for the 2023 Annual Banquet.

For the IAC Annual Conference Sessions, the deadline for submissions is September 13th, 2023 at 11:59 pm (PT).

For the Youth Sessions, the deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2023 at 11:59 pm (PT).

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IAC Annual Conference Sessions

 

The Request for Proposals for the General Track should fall in the following topic areas:

 

- Food Systems

- Legal & Policy

- Conservation & Land Management

- Economic & Finance Solutions

- Other Agriculture related topics

 

IAC plans to highlight land stewardship efforts that lend important modeling and direction to all sectors of agriculture and land management.

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Youth Session at the IAC Annual Conference

 

The Request for Proposals for the Youth Track should fall in the following topic areas:

 

- Nutrition

- Schools & Universities

- Professional Development

- Mental Health

- Economic

- Other Agriculture Topics

 

All presentations need to be accompanied by a hands-on activity, workshop, game, or small breakout session.

Chef for the 2023 Annual Banquet Luncheon

 

The IAC’s American Indian Foods program is seeking proposals for a Native chef to assist with the Annual Conference Banquet Luncheon held at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 12, 2023.

 

The Chef will be required to develop a menu, oversee the preparation of the food, and provide all the necessary assistance to accompany the planning of the banquet. The company is expected to prepare a full lunch menu that is designed to accommodate a wide variety of food preferences/diets.

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Proposals may be emailed and must be received by IAC no later than midnight on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Emailed proposals should be sent to sami@indianag.org with “Chef Proposal” in the subject line.

Total budget available for this scope of work is $5000 including hotel accommodation and travel arrangement. If additional funding is requested and justified IAC will take those proposals into consideration in the entirety of the proposed work.

 

Type of contract: short-term contract 

Dates: September 12, 2023 to December 15 , 2023

 

Upon contract award, the selected chef will provide the following services

  • Contractor shall develop a suitable menu for the event that incorporates foods, ingredients, and beverages from American Indian Foods member companies. The menu would cover a variety of dietary preferences. Recipes and cooking techniques may need to be adjusted to address food allergies. 

  • Contractor and staff must be aware of and comply with current food safety laws in Nevada. 

  • Contractor must agree to comply with the host facility’s rules and regulations for use of the kitchen and proper clean up. The contractor will be responsible for bussing and removal of all rental equipment, decorations, food related equipment, complete cleaning of the kitchen, and removal of all function related trash. In the event that a complete cleaning has not been made, any items of concern will be noted by the facility and may be charged to the Contractor. 

  • Provide updates and communicate frequently with IAC staff. 

  • Ability to coordinate with the host facility, Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, to provide training to site chefs/cooks. 

  • Provide a 10 minute presentation of the menu during the luncheon.

Contractor(s) Compensation 

Compensation to the contractor shall be based on: 

  • Contractor Fees: All anticipated fees and expenses associated with administration of the program must be clearly identified. Upfront costs will only be allowed for 50% of the contractor fees and all direct expenses will be reimbursement only. The remaining 50% will be paid out at the completion of the final report from the project.

CHEF RFP
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Looking to join as a member tribe?

We aim to increase tribal engagement and recruitment in order to produce webinars, technical assistance, and programming suited for what tribes, tribal farmers, ranchers, and producers are facing in current times.

2022 Annual Conference Agenda

Thank you for participating in the 2022 IAC Annual Conference

2022 Annual Conference Agenda

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Special Thanks to Our Generous 2022 Sponsors

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Champions of Native Agriculture

Ag Regenerators

Native Producer Proponents

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