Mackenize Martinez, a member of the Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit class of 2016, was recently awarded first place and a $500 check in the Intertribal Agriculture Council Indian Ag Youth Alliance Essay Contest. Martinez’s essay addressed the...read more
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative Director Janie Simms Hipp received the 2017 Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award at the annual National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development conference. The award was presented on March 14 at the 31st...read more
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) was selected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide Native American Outreach, Training, Technical Assistance and Education to ensure compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA...read more
Azelya Yazzie, a member of the Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit class of 2016, was recently awarded a $1,000 Pollination Project grant to conduct educational outreach in Native American communities in her home region of Southern California....read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Janie Simms Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative in the University of Arkansas School of Law recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award, from the Corporation for...read more
Save the date Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition September 18-20, 2017 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel The annual conference brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic...read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Representatives from the Corporation for National and Community Service met with staff of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law on Jan. 30-31 to discuss the implementation of a new national...read more
Mary Alice Fancyboy, a junior in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the National Geographic Society's Young Explorer's Grant. The Young Explorer's Grant was established for aspiring explorers between the ages of 18 and 25. Fancyboy...read more
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
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