youth programs

The Intertribal Agriculture Council created the youth program as a response to the growing concern of the age gap in the agriculture industry. It was of importance that youth be placed as a priority as they will be the new generation to hold Indian Country. The goal and mission is to educate and confide in Native American youth through many services that we provide. We wholeheartedly believe that youth are the future and deserve a running start gathering experience through internships, funding assistance with scholarships, and technical assistance with many programs to assist in their agricultural endeavors.



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The Intertribal Agriculture Council is now accepting applications for the 2021 Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship. There will be two college students selected per region to receive a scholarship for the 2021 Fall term and 2022 Spring term. The deadline for this scholarship is January 31, 2022.

Students that have participated in IAC activities are eligible to apply for the Bob Miller Memorial Scholarship. Previous youth involvements include participation in IAC Youth Summits, Internships, and Essay Contests.

Preference will be given to full-time, undergraduate students; part-time and/or graduate students will be considered after full-time, undergraduate students.


Preference in degree path is given to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Science, Environmental Management, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine, or other related fields of food or agricultural study.


Akiptan Inc. is a Native American Community Development Financial Institution that supports Native Agriculture producers throughout Indian Country. Akiptan Inc. is committed to supporting the next generation of Native Agriculture Stewards and is pleased to announce our Okhíčhaŋye (O-KHICHAN-YE - The Lakota word cultivation) Scholarship. Native American high school seniors pursuing a degree that will support the native agriculture industry are encouraged to apply. Eleven (11) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000.00. 


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USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal

Scholars Program. The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program was established to strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions by increasing the number of students studying, graduating, and pursuing

careers in in food, agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study.

The USDA 1994 National Scholars Program is implemented under the USDA Fellows Experience Program (FEP). Successful applicants will receive a temporary appointment to the USDA, not to exceed 4years. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements and the end of the agreement period, the scholar is eligible for conversion to permanent appointment in service to USDA without further competition.


Intertribal Agriculture Council Natural Resources Internship Program - California

The Intertribal Agriculture Council is recruiting summer interns for the 2022 Natural Resources internship program. Passionate about promoting the  regeneration of natural resources within your community? Want to learn how to

effectively inspire conservation on the landscape? We aim to support the next generation of Tribal land stewards and propel Tribal youth forward into a career centered in natural resource management.

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NYFSA Board of DirectoRs

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We are accepting applications for the Native Youth in Food Sovereignty Alliance. NYFSA values culture, unity and resiliency with a mission to education and empower indigenous youth to be agricultural innovators for generations to come. Regions that are currently open are:  

  1. Alaskan

  2. Great Lakes

  3. Rocky Mountain

  4. Southwestern

  5. Southern Plains

  6. Western


2019 Annual Youth Conference


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Azelya Yazzie: azelya@indianag.org

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