Tribes Band Together For Stronger Role In Next Farm Bill

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 2:05 PM EST) -- Native American tribes and organizations are putting their weight behind a new coalition seeking to make their voices heard in the new federal Farm Bill expected later this year, as advocates say tribes risk missing out on a slew of benefits if they can’t convince lawmakers to specifically tackle their needs.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the Intertribal Agriculture Council, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative launched the Native Farm Bill Coalition in October, seeking to sign up tribes...
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