Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit 2018

This year’s Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit will be hosted by the Meskwaki Nation in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance in Tama, Iowa from May 9-13.  There will also be a concurrent regional youth summit.

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MOSES Organic Farming Conference – Scholarships Available

Scholarships for Native producers are available for the MOSES Organic Farming Conference that will be held February 22-24 in LaCrosse, WI.  Please visit the scholarship application page and select “Intertribal Agriculture Council” as the sponsoring organization.  This year’s MOSES Conference will feature a Native producers panel and Indigenous seeds roundtable, as well as a meeting for Native producers.

In the “notes” section, please indicate 1) your Tribal/organization affiliation, 2) what you hope to gain by attending MOSES, and 3) whether you are interested in volunteering for a shift at the Intertribal Agriculture Council exhibit booth that will be representing Native foods and producers (you’re welcome to bring your own items and handouts).  The Intertribal Agriculture Council will have additional lodging stipends for exhibit booth volunteers.

 

Grant – Blooming Prairie Foundation

The Blooming Prairie Foundation is accepting applications for awards ranging from $2,000-70,000 for projects that promote research and education in the organic industry and cooperative community or help develop new organic products.  Applicants must be 501c3 non-profits and applications are due March 1, 2018.  $250,000 in funding is available.