Native American leaders say a coordinated lobbying effort on the 2018 farm bill has paid off, with unprecedented provisions that will benefit tribal nations across the country. That effort, with its ripple effects across the United States, has its roots in Minnesota.
“This is really one of the first times where you saw a large number of tribal governments coming together speaking with one strong voice and and being able to get a substantial number of changes,” said Colby Duren, executive director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas.
Tribal governments were historically not granted the same authority as states, but that has changed in the farm bill’s latest iteration.
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