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Historic partnership forged to address Native food crisis

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...
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IFAI named to “Organizations to Watch” by Food Tank

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...
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Register now for the Credit and FSA Program Webinar Series

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,...
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IFAI featured in 2016 Good Food Org Guide

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation have selected the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative to be included in the third annual Good Food Org Guide, which features 1,000 organizations creating a better food system across the United States. Download the...
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IFAI and Native rapper Frank Waln collaborate on Native Youth Summit video

The video features outtakes from the 2016 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Nearly 100 Native American, Alaska native and Native Hawaiian students representing 51 tribes met at the University of Arkansas School of Law for a...
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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 to...
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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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IFAI named to “Organizations to Watch” by Food Tank

IFAI named to “Organizations to Watch” by Food Tank

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...

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Hipp, Goodwin Help Quapaw Tribe With Processing Plant

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...

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