Helping ITBC in this effort is the funding it has received under the Small and Minority Producer Grant (SMPG) program of USDA Rural Development.
The role of ITBC, as established by it members, is coordinating the movement of surplus buffalo from national parks to tribal lands and developing marketing strategies.
has been more proactive than that, beginning a programme of raising bison herds on Indian-owned land.
In 1997, the Oneida Nation received an ITBC
grant of 13 buffalo from the Wind Cave National Park at Hot Springs, S.
) have set 25 February as the deadline for their respective shareholders to elect the form of consideration they wish to receive in the agreed merger of the two companies, the companies jointly announced.
The Nez Perce nation is one of 45 members of the InterTribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC), a group formed in 1990 to help restore bison to Indian lands.
The Nez Perce tribe's wolf recovery program is a natural outgrowth of the ITBC effort, says NWF Senior Scientist Steve Torbit.
The Win- nebago Nation is one of 45 tribes that have joined the InterTribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC
), an organization founded by Native Americans in 1990 to assist and coordinate efforts to bring bison back to Indian lands.