Please join the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Interior (DOI) for a joint three-part series of Listening Sessions on Tribal Bison, co-sponsored by the Intertribal Buffalo Council (ITBC).
Due to the breadth of the many important topics, we will break down the series into three separate listening sessions on three different dates. The first session will be on June 1 (1-4pmET), and will focus on providing information on what financial and technical assistance resources the federal government may have to assist in creating and maintaining tribal bison herds and for bison meat processing plants – after which we will solicit input on those resources.
The second session, at a future date, will focus on federal contracting and marketing opportunities for tribal bison meat for those that participate in the marketplace. The third session, at a future date, will focus on bison on federal lands, tribal receipt of federal bison, and brucellosis topics. Additional topics and sessions may be added as the series evolves.
We will provide a Framing Paper, Financial Resources Summary, and full Agenda to listening session registrants. All tribes and all folks in the tribal bison field please join us in this important conversation, and register for the June 1 (1-4pmET) Listening Session focused on Federal Resources at:
Tribal Bison Federal Listening Session Series
PART 2: Federal Contracts and Marketing Opportunities for Tribal Bison (Date TBD)
PART 3: Federal Lands; Brucellosis (Date TBD)