How Much Discriminatory Lending Practices Impact Agricultural Revenue on US Native Land

Introduction: Lending and Debt on US Native Land In 2018, the Keepseagle settlement shed light on widespread lending discrimination across the native agricultural landscape. Native Americans sued the US Department of Agriculture in an attempt to settle historical lending discrimination, which resulted in a 720 million dollar settlement, split between individual payouts to native producers […]

Bison numbers increase a whopping 1031% on Native Lands!

Bison numbers increased by a whopping 1031% between 2012 and 2017 on Native American Lands. This increase far outpaces the increase in the number of bison nationally which was only 13.36%.

This is according to data from Census of Agriculture for American Indian Reservations in a newly compiled data dashboard developed by the Native Land Information System. According to the data, the bison population on native-operated farms increased over 10 fold from 308 to 3486 heads.

Explore the TOP 10 Native Lands of the FSTI 2020!

Explore the Top 10 ranking native lands of the NFSI 2020! About the TOP 10 Dashboard We created this dashboard 1) to show the top 10 highest ranking lands of the FSTI 2020 and 2) to explore their profiles and characteristics, and observe possible explanations for their high score. Evidently, the sample is too small […]

FSTI 2020-TOP 10 Native Lands

FSTI Top 10 Native Lands This dashboard showcases the top 10 ranking Native Lands of the Food-System Transition Index 2020. This snapshot gives us insights into the social-demographic, economic and geographic characteristics of each top 10 territory to try to identify patterns that might explain their high ranking. About the Top 10 Dashboard We created […]

Explore The Food-System Transition Index 2020 for US Native Land!

The NLIS is thrilled to introduce the Food-System Transition Index 2020 for US Native Lands! A new composite measure that combines 20 indicators to support healthy and sovereign food-systems aggregated for the first time at the reservation level.  What is the Food-System Transition Index for US Native Land? The FSTI is a first of a […]

FSTI- Good Food Access Indicator

Table of Contents About this Indicator The Good Food Access Indicator is a composite score that provides an assessment of both access This indicator is one of 20 measures built for the Food-System Transition; a first of a kind tool that provides key insights on the social, ecological and cultural dimensions of US native food-systems […]