Some $266 million from the historic Keepseagle settlement will now start making its way to Native farmers and ranchers. The Native American Agriculture Fund is up and running this month with the money left from the original $760 million settlement. The fund is made up of money that didn’t go to the hundreds of Native farmers and ranchers who complained of biased treatment by the USDA. The NAAF is already the largest charitable organization serving the Native community. Its purpose is to administer grants that support and promote Native farming. We’ll hear from stakeholders about what this might mean for Native agriculture.
Janie Hipp (Chickasaw) – executive director for the Native American Agriculture Fund
Michael Roberts (Tlingit) – president and CEO of First Nations Development Institute
Christine Webber – partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Porter Holder (Choctaw) – one of the lead plaintiffs in the keeps eagle
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