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USDA Tribal Consultation on FARMING, RANCHING, AND CONSERVATION

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

AGENDA

2:00-3:00 pm ET TRIBAL CAUCUS
Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI), and InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC)

3:00-5:00pm ET TRIBAL CONSULTATION: FARMING, RANCHING, AND CONSERVATION
Mission Area: Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) and
Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP)
Agencies: Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Risk Management Agency (RMA), and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Introduction/Consulting Officials:
Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC), Under Secretary, Robert Bonnie
Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC), Deputy Under Secretary, Gloria Montaño Greene (2021 Consultation Official)
• Farm Services Agency (FSA), Administrator, Zach Ducheneaux
• Natural Resources Conservation Service, Chief, Terry Cosby
• Risk Management Agency, Administrator, Marcia Bunger
Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP), Under Secretary, Jenny Lester Moffitt
Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP), Deputy Under Secretary, Mae Wu (2021 Consultation Official)
• Agricultural Marketing Service, Administrator, Bruce Summers

2021 Barriers Progress & 2022 Next Steps:
1. Eligibility Issues: Land, Leases, & Farms/Misalignment with BIA Agricultural Leases
2. Indian Country Lack of Access to USDA Agricultural/Land Financing
3. Expand Support for Traditional Foods/Food Ways
4. Value Add/Shared Supply Chain Resources Targeted for Indian Country
5. Increase Field Office Tribal Knowledge
6. Tribal Representation and Voice at USDA

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Agenda

Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates

 

Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)