Kellogg Foundation Funds Tribal Model Food Code Project

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $902,400 grant to the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law to continue developing and implementing the Model Food and Agriculture Code Project, a...
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Model Food Code Project highlighted in Yes! magazine

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Intiative’s director, Janie Simms Hipp, and consulting attorney, A-Dae Romero-Briones, were recently featured in Yes! magazine discussing the future of tribal food codes. The story was authored by Tristan Ahtone and published...
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We need your feedback! Tell us how we can improve your food sovereignty!

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative is gathering feedback from across Indian Country to help us develop a Model Food and Agriculture Code. We need your feedback to guide the project toward developing the sections of the code that will address the most...
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funds Tribal Food Policy Study

The study, conducted by the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, will examine the link between tribal food policy and community health FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $189,983 grant to the Indigenous Food and Agriculture...
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Native Youth Summit leaders chosen for national Farm Credit honor

Fayetteville, Ark. – Two Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative Native Youth Summit leaders have been chosen as Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspective honorees in recognition of their work to change rural communities and agriculture for the better. Odessa Oldham...
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Model Food Code Project questions? Contact us!

The Model Food and Agriculture Code Project is coordinated by the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The project serves as a resource for tribal governments to provide model codes in food and agriculture for review,...
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Chef Sean Sherman to present at the Native Youth Summit

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative is excited to announce that Chef Sean Sherman, owner of The Sioux Chef, will be a presenter at this year’s Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit. Chef Sherman is an internationally acclaimed chef who...
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IFAI director appointed to conservation council

Janie Simms Hipp, J.D., LL.M. (Chickasaw), director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law, was recently appointed to the USDA Regional Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (RTCAC) for the Eastern Region. The...
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Feeding Ourselves Video Released

Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, in partnership with the American Heart Association, Echohawk Consulting, and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, released the video, “Feeding Ourselves.” The video is part of the Seeds of Native Health...
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Model Food and Agriculture Code Project for Indian Country

Support the Model Food and Agriculture Code Project! The Model Food and Agriculture Code Project is coordinated by the University of Arkansas School of Law  Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. The project serves as a resource for tribal governments to provide...
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Oldham raises the bar for agricultural advocacy

  Odessa Oldham, the 24-year-old agricultural entrepreneur and citizen of the Navajo Nation was recently named a Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspective honoree and invited to speak in Washington, D.C., about the importance of agriculture and the small farmer and...

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Youth summit fellow wins Shark Tank Challenge

When Lena Sanchez walked across the stage to receive her high school diploma in May, she had much more to smile about than graduating from the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque. The New Mexico native and Jicarilla Apache descendant recently placed first...

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Model Food Code Project highlighted in Yes! magazine

Model Food Code Project highlighted in Yes! magazine

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Intiative’s director, Janie Simms Hipp, and consulting attorney, A-Dae Romero-Briones, were recently featured in Yes! magazine discussing the future of tribal food codes. The story was authored by Tristan Ahtone and published...

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