A Primer on 638 Authority: Extending Tribal Self-Determination to Food and Agriculture
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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Originally from Dobbs Ferry, New York, Shelli graduated with honors from James Madison University in 2016 where she studied public administration and global justice. After obtaining her B.S. she went on to pursue her Masters in public administration and a Certificate in health disparities from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, Shelli has spent her professional experience working in nonprofit organizations with a focus on public health, equity, and collaboration. Most recently she was the graduate intern for a local nonprofit with a mission focused on childhood food insecurity and nutrition.
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