Indian Buffalo Management Act


On February 5, 2020, members of the InterTribal Buffalo Council testified before the US House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States, about the Indian Buffalo Management Act. The bill was received with overwhelmingly support and positivity from our Representatives – we are optimistic and looking forward to the next steps!

Read Mr. LaCounte’s full testimony here.

Read Mr. Carlson’s full testimony here.

Read Ms. Berns’ full testimony here.

About the bill

For nearly 15 years, ITBC has been working tirelessly to secure a permanent federal obligation to support Tribes in restoring buffalo on Tribal lands. There have been recent milestones in the advancement of this process.

On Nov 18, 2019, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and cosponsors Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the Indian Buffalo Management Act, H.R.5153 to the US House of Representatives.

Click here for live updates to the bill in the House of Representatives.

Read the full bill text here or by clicking the link below. (No number was yet assigned into this text, but will be updated shortly).

IBMA H.R.5153 Full Text

How can you help?

To advance the passage of this vital legislation, please contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to support the Indian Buffalo Management Act!

Support from our Partners

National Bison Association IBMA Support

National Congress of American Indians IBMA Support