Montana State part of $5 million USDA grant for Indigenous food sovereignty project

The USDA grant will support a project co-led by MSU and a tribal college in North Dakota that will develop initiatives focused on Indigenous food systems and buffalo caretaking.


BOZEMAN — An Indigenous-led education and research program at Montana State University and its partner institution have been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a project to support Indigenous food sovereignty.

MSU’s Buffalo Nations Food System Initiative, in collaboration with Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town, North Dakota, received the grant from the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, or NIFA. The grant is part of a NIFA program called From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agricultur...

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