Goock-a-moonk-be-heah: the buffalo heart.
Panaiti-Toiai’l: Yellowstone country.
Kuuseyn’eyéekt: buffalo expedition.
We Have A Matching Grant of $2,500!
So we extended our $50,00 goal deadline to Monday, November 6
The First People of Yellowstone, who gave the land these original names, never surrendered our sovereignty. In this historic moment, we honor our role and responsibility to the land and our relative, the wild Buffalo.
Tribal Shared Stewardship Across the Historic Range of Wild Bison!
The same federal government that is responsible for the near-extinction and ongoing slaughter of the Buffalo are calling for renewed plans for its protection. Specifically, Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, has requested the development of a Bison Shared Stewardship Plan via Order No. 3410.
But if the 151-year history of Yellowstone National Park is any indication, the U.S. is hard-pressed to overcome its colonial tendencies or see beyond its federal silos in the implementation of science-based management plans.
That’s why now is a critical moment for Yellowstone Treaty tribes to re-assert sovereignty at the upcoming Tribal Buffalo Summit, on November 4-5.
Since time immemorial, Indigenous people have lived alongside Buffalo in Goock-amoonk-be-eah, Panaiti-Toia’l, Kuuseyn’eyéekt. We want the same for future generations. A Stewardship Plan developed by the tribes, for the tribes, will accomplish just that. Your help can help make it happen.
With roughly one week to go, Buffalo Field Campaign is just over halfway to our fundraising goal of $50,000
We extend a heartfelt thanks to those who have given so far and eagerly welcome those who will contribute more to help us reach the finish line.
BFC is especially grateful to the 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 15-time Grammy Award winner, Bonnie Raitt, for her generous donation, as well as the following major donors:
Sojourner Fund of the Marin County Community Foundation Shannon Lemire
Ross & Kate Dworman/Whitefish Community Foundation
Elders and delegates representing the following tribes have confirmed attendance:
Cheyenne River Lakota, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Northern Arapaho, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Chippewa-Cree, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Wind River Shoshone, [NGO] /Blackfeet, Rocky Boy, Ft. Peck, Ft. Belknap, Umitilla
Time is running out!
Help Bring A United Tribal Vision of Free-Roaming Wild Buffalo to Life!
The Tribal Buffalo Summit draws near:
Now is your chance to take part in this historic moment.