The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative supports the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the more than 130 organizations committed to its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise. Please share this message and help us heal the wounds created by...read more
Shakopee Mdewakanton to be first tribe to fund national AmeriCorps VISTA project serving 10 Tribal nations; volunteers will help tribes improve food access and nutrition The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today its partnership with the...read more
Food Tank, a nonprofit healthy food advocacy organization, recently released its "117 Organizations to Watch in 2017" and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative was honored to be placed on the list. According to the organization, "Efforts to increase access to...read more
The Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis published its year end summary of accomplishments in 2016. Click the link below to read the CICD December 2016 Newsletter....read more
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative has opened registration for its Credit and FSA Program Webinar Series. This webinar series has been developed by our leading faculty in the areas of business planning, market and financial risk planning, credit repair,...read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Quapaw Tribe is building a meat-processing plant near Miami, Oklahoma, and faculty from the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and School of Law are collaborating to assist in the design and...read more
Seeds of Native Health: A Campaign for Indigenous Nutrition, has published more than 20 videos from its First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition held September 26-27, 2016 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The conference was a...read more
USDA Office of Communications sent this bulletin at 12/05/2016 12:04 PM EST WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of six new members and the re-appointment of five members to the Council for Native American...read more
In June 2015, Lucas Humblet (Oneida) was working in a machine shop recycling pallets when a chop saw accident took the pinkie finger off his left hand. Humblet, who’d been working in the shop for nearly a year since graduating high school the prior summer, decided it...read more
See this and other posts at blogs.usda.gov. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, there were 71,947 American Indian or Alaska Native farm operators in the United States in 2012, accounting for over $3.2 billion in market value of agricultural products sold. ...read more
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