Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, J.D.
Regional Director, Federal Liaison
Native American Agriculture Fund
Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, J.D., a citizen of the Colville Confederated Tribes, serves as NAAF’s Regional Director and Federal Liaison.
For over a decade Ms. Stanger-McLaughlin has compassionately worked in agriculture law and policy, operating in various capacities at both the highest levels of the federal government and in her direct work for many tribes. Prior to joining NAAF, she served as the director of tribal relations for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative.
After working towards settling millions of dollars in civil rights claims on behalf of American Indian farmers and ranchers and updating sacred sites policy for the U.S. Forest Service, she departed the Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary to establish a successful consulting business.
She attended the University of North Dakota School of Law to study federal Indian law. In her spare time, Toni enjoys being outdoors with her husband and three children, as well as beading and sewing powwow regalia for her immediate and extended family.