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Cultivating Native Innovation in Agriculture

At the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), we aim to empower Native producers by providing them with the tools, resources, and training needed to reclaim traditional methods while embracing innovative solutions for today's challenges. 

Making Your Support Count

By supporting IAC programming, you become an essential contributor to a flourishing agricultural landscape for Native producers and communities. With nearly four decades of experience on the ground, we are thrilled to share highlights along the journey and showcase the impact achieved with your support.

Nurturing Future Leaders

Our work with young Native food producers, exemplified by Nels Christensen (Gwich’in & Koyukon Athabaskan) from Alaska, showcases immersive learning experiences that build leadership skills for future generations. An advocate for his tribe and regenerative agriculture, Nels developed a community garden while interning in IAC's summer program. His success is one among many across Native farming communities served nationwide.

Investing in Progress

IAC’s data visualization efforts feature the self-determination of Tribes and the achievements of individual producers. Each data point represents an investment in Indian Country, showcasing the diversity of experiences within IAC’s network. This data enables us to identify the gaps across the nation and support initiatives to work against persistent issues such as credit and food deserts. In 2024, we look ahead to expanding our tracking capabilities, broadening our service footprint, and undertaking a more comprehensive data picture.

Measuring Financial Impacts

In collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund, IAC is undertaking a groundbreaking project to measure the financial impacts of regenerative practices. Rancher Thad Rose (Cheyenne River Sioux) is one of 12 Native producers involved in quantifying the financial sustainability of these practices. Through this effort, Native producers can improve land stewardship and overall success through informed decision-making.

Giving to Strengthen Indian Ag

As the year comes to a close, we ask for your generous help in championing Indian agriculture. Please consider making a donation to IAC today! Your year-end gift supports a legacy of agriculturally self-sufficient communities reclaiming the land.

Thank you for being a part of this mission that continues to promote change in agriculture for the benefit of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. We hope you enjoy a happy New Year!


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