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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Tolani Lake Enterprises


Tolani Lake Enterprises (TLE) is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering Navajo and Hopi communities in the Little Colorado River Valley by revitalizing agricultural practices and fostering economic security. Through collaborative efforts with regional partners, TLE provides essential support to farmers and food entrepreneurs, offering training, technical assistance, business guidance, mini-grants, and micro-loans. By equipping individuals with the necessary skills and resources, TLE aims to enhance their capacity to cultivate, share, and market nutritious food within the southwestern section of the Navajo Nation.

Chippewa Cree Tribe


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From the sweeping landscapes of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, a third-generation rancher named Leon LaSalle is tenaciously advocating to reshape the narrative for tribal producers. In an exclusive conversation with the Native American Agriculture Fund, a private funding organization dedicated to increasing access to capital for Native American producers, Leon delves into the triumphs and trials of their groundbreaking grant project aimed at enhancing conservation grazing practices and overcoming the barriers faced by tribal producers in accessing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Kalispel Indian Community


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.


Robeson Community College


“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.


Klamath Trinity Resource Conservation District


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.

Native American Horse Education Foundation


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.