Who We Are
The InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) is a collection of over 60 federally recognized Tribes from 19 different states whose mission is to restore buffalo to Indian Country in order to preserve our historical, cultural, traditional, and spiritual relationship for future generations. To reestablish healthy buffalo populations on Tribal lands is to reestablish hope for Indian people. By returning the buffalo to Tribal lands will help heal the land, the animal, and the spirit of the Indian people.
ITBC was founded in 1992 as an offshoot of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. Though our mission of restoring buffalo to Tribal lands to help heal and enhance Tribal culture and spirituality has not changed, our organization has. Learn more about the history of ITBC here.
ITBC has a membership of 63 tribes in 19 states with a collective herd of roughly 20,000 buffalo. ITBC is committed to reestablishing buffalo herds on Indian lands in a manner that promotes cultural enhancement, spiritual revitalization, ecological restoration, and economic development.