First Tribal National Park

Here’s a great article on Red Cliff’s effort to create nation’s first Tribal National Park.

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ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT: Keepseagle Deadline, Tuesday, December 27

Please remember that all claims must be filed or postmarked by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27th, 2011.  There are no exceptions, so get your claims in as soon as possible.  Keepseagle provides up to $50,000 for American Indian farmers and ranchers who faced discrimination during the 1980s and 1990s.

More information may be found at indianfarmclass.com or by calling 888-233-5506

There will be two informational sessions this week:

  • White Earth, MN: Wednesday, December 15th at 2:00pm in the White Earth Community Center.  White Earth Flyer
  • Fond du Lac, MN: Thursday, December 16th at 5:30pm in the ENP Room of the Cloquet Community Center.   Fond du Lac Flyer

2011 Native Youth in Ag Essay Winners

The Youth Luncheon is always one of the major highlights of the IAC-INCA Annual Symposium.  This year’s essay winners met the exceptional standard set by previous winners in reading their visions for tribal ag over the next twenty-five years. Generous support from Wrangler, USDA, Walmart, and others allowed this contest to happen and reward the essay winners for their impassioned work.

Youth Luncheon

Rodeo Star Derrick Begay

Essay Winner #1

Essay Winner #2

Essay Winner #3

View from the Balcony

Essay Winners

Essay Winners and Rodeo Stars

K-14 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA)

The “Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program” (SPECA) provides funding to promote and strengthen agriscience and agribusiness education by finding ways to encourage more students to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academic disciplines.

The total funding pool for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY-12) is $900,000 and the application deadline is January 20, 2012.  It is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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