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Field Reports

A Primer on 638 Authority: Extending Tribal Self-Determination to Food and Agriculture

Shelli Grogg, Emerson Fellow
Published 2019

Fayetteville, Arkansas

638 Authority is a legal tool for Tribal self-determination that gives Tribes the ability to take over control of eligible federal government programs, and recent legislation has authorized pilot programs to bring it to the USDA. This report is a tool to educate federal regulators, legislators, and other allies outside the Native community on Tribal self-determination, how 638 authorization operates, and how expanding this program could impact nutrition and agriculture in Indian Country.

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Shelli Grogg

Emerson Fellow,