PRESS RELEASE, August 6, 2020: InterTribal Buffalo Council Ships 40 Yellowstone Buffalo to 16 Native Nations in First Transfer of Its Kind
This August, the InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) will transfer 40 Yellowstone buffalo to 16 Native American Tribes in nine states in partnership with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. These transfers will help develop and sustain Tribally-managed buffalo herds while preserving the unique genetics and lineage of the largest and continuously free-roaming buffalo herd (also known as American or plains bison). These transfers are a victory of Native American Tribes which represents the culmination of nearly 30 years of advocacy by ITBC (formerly the InterTribal Bison Cooperative) on behalf of its Member Tribes to prevent the needless slaughter of Yellowstone buffalo. Read the full press release here.