We have taken major strides toward rebuilding the foundations of Indian agriculture and Land use. Membership dues for the coming year are due prior to the Annual Membership Meeting, regional caucuses and elections at the annual meeting. In order to vote on caucus issues and elections, a member Tribe must have their dues paid and a delegate in place at the Membership Meeting. Please join us in this effort on behalf of Indian People.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council is a membership based organization. General membership consists of the 574 Federally Recognized Tribes. General membership on the council is vested with the tribes and not with any specific individual.
Voting Delegates $200
Voting Delegates to the IAC will vote on the issues raised through our caucus process. Delegates are selected by the governing body of a member Tribe. The annual dues for 2020 are waived, due to our inability to hold an in-person meeting.
Associate Membership $25
Any person or organization supporting the purposes of the IAC may apply for Associate Membership, which does not confer voting rights.
Corporate Membership $500
Any corporation supporting the purposes of the IAC may apply for Corporate Membership, which does not confer voting rights.
Policy Making. The benefit of voting membership, is to have a voice guiding the annual priorities of the organization.
Advocacy. Membership of any type entitles the member to participate in various forums, symposia, meetings and committees, as well as receive the proceedings of the Annual Membership Meeting in December; held concurrently with the IAC Annual Conference as well as any correspondence sent to the general membership by the Board.
For questions, contact the main office at 406-259-2535 or via email at
2020 Voting Delegate Guide
Voting Delegates to the IAC will vote on the issues raised through our caucus process. Delegates are selected by the governing body of a member Tribe, and for 2020 the dues for the annual conference are waived, due to our inability to hold an in-person meeting.
Tribes may raise caucus issues via resolution, or by having their representative register* and participate in the caucus on December 7th, 2020. These issues can be advanced through the membership meeting where a Tribe’s delegate may vote on the adoption of that issue as the position of the IAC.
The right to vote on these issues through IAC processes is open to all 574 of IAC’s member Tribes with an interest in the management and development of Indian agricultural and food systems resources.
Issues offered for consideration of the caucus by registered conference participants from that region; however if no duly appointed delegates move to support the issue it will not be discussed, nor included in the caucus report offered to the membership.
*Conference registrants will receive a link to submit caucus issues for their particular region on December 1st.
Click on the playbook below to view the caucus issues approved at the 2019 Annual conference
HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME A VOTING DELEGATE TRIBE
The application process only requires a formal resolution from the respective Tribe; which includes naming the voting delegate (and alternate) to represent your Tribe’s interest - see sample resolution and letter. General membership on the Council is vested with the Tribes and not with any specific individual. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the $200 fee for voting participation is waived for the 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting on December 10, 2020.
Once approved, the voting delegate participates in the regional caucus to bring actionable items forward to the annual Membership Meeting, both of which occur each year during the early part of December at IAC’s Annual Conference.
Register NOW to participate in the 2020 IAC Virtual Annual Conference and Membership Meeting!
The 2020 Intertribal Agriculture Council Annual Conference is happening virtually, December 7-10, 2020; Regional Caucuses will occur on December 7th; Membership Meeting occurs on December 10th
Visit www.indianag.org/events for conference information.