Tribal Alliance for Pollinators (TAP) is a new non-profit organization born out of the groundswell of support generated by the Tribal Environmental Action for Monarchs (TEAM). TEAM is a coalition of seven tribal partners — Chickasaw, Seminole, Citizen Potawatomi, Muscogee Creek, Osage, Eastern Shawnee and Miami Nations — who are restoring monarch habitat on their lands with the assistance of Monarch Watch and the Euchee Butterfly Farm. The TEAM coalition has restored over 50,000 milkweeds and 30,000 native wildflowers to date on 350 acres of habitat.
TAP provides training and technical support for tribes throughout North America that want to conserve and restore grassland ecosystems in order to help threatened pollinators and to preserve the native plants that serve as the foundation for Indigenous cultural, medicinal and culinary traditions. TAP currently has a regional seed bank of plants native to Oklahoma that is available for tribes within our eco-region, and is seeking contributions to expand the inventory to other regions.
The date for our next 2019 conference will be announced soon. In the meantime, please watch our most recent webinar: Propagating Native Plants for Restoration Using Western Science and Traditional Knowledge.
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Your generous gift will help us provide tribes across North America with the training and tools they need to restore native plants to their lands in order to support pollinators and preserve cultural traditions.
PO Box 21, Leonard, OK 74043