USDA Announces Permanent Tribal Committee

Secretary Vilsack comments on the partnership to integrate indigenous views.

The 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit took place this past week in Washington, D.C., after which the Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlined a comprehensive list of ways it is partnering with Tribal governments. Eleven forest co-stewardship agreements were signed at the summit, applications will be opening for positions on the first permanent Tribal Advisory Committee, and research will begin to improve the integration of Indigenous and Western knowledge to further conservation efforts.

“USDA is honored to work alongside the sovereign governments of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Nations,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We continue to make our programs and services more accessible and include Indigenous viewpoints in program design and delivery.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as his department collaborates with Native Americans.
  • For the future members of the Tribal Advisory Committee as they provide input to agricultural policies and programs.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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