The Native American Agriculture Fund is proud to support the projects and initiatives of our 350+ grantees. We aim to highlight the work being done in Indian Country agriculture, and we are grateful to share their stories.
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In the heart of the Kalispel Indian Reservation, located in Northern Washington State, the Kalispel Indian Community set out to redefine self-sufficiency, honor tradition, and cultivate community ties, all through meat processing and AgriBusiness workshops.
Processing meat on the Reservation has become a statement, a commitment to self-sufficiency and cultural respect. The limited off-site options, with just one licensed butcher shop in the county, meant long waits and high costs. They controlled the logistics by bringing the process home and wove cultural practices into every step.
“Go to rural first. Go to your farmers and ranchers first. If you can support a Native American farmer, that’s a blessing.”
This video focuses on the Robeson Community College (RCC) grant project funded by the Native American Agriculture Fund. The project focuses on their Business of Farming curriculum, the RCC Culinary Program and Green Zone, and their Access to Capital Workshops hosted on campus.
This highlight focuses on NAAF grantee Klamath Trinity Resource Conservation District and their youth gill net project. This featured portion of the project took place at the Hoopa Valley High School. The project featured a local fisherman showing the students in the Hoopa Cultural Class how to make their gill nets and how to filet and can salmon properly while also explaining the fishing rights and traditional importance of having their nets in the Trinity River.
The Native American Horse Education Foundation (NAHEF) provides agricultural, business, and technical services to Native American farmers, ranchers, and youth through education and hands-on training. The program specializes in a two-week training course in the art of farriering so that Native Americans can restore the health of their animals and bring economic independence to their Tribes. Leading the charge is master Farrier, Mr. George Goode.