Who We Are
The InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) is a collection of 69 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.
Tribes gathered in the Sacred Black Hills of South Dakota February 1991. Nineteen tribes from all four directions attended. Some of these tribes were historically enemies, but they united for a common mission…
ITBC has a membership of 69 tribes in 19 states and has restored more than 20,000 buffalo to Tribal lands. ITBC is committed to reestablishing buffalo herds on Indian lands in a manner that promotes cultural enhancement, spiritual revitalization, ecological restoration, and economic development.