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...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
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...read more
By Colleen Keane Special To The Times When more than two dozen youth from southwestern tribe gathered recently for a Native youth agricultural summit, a roomful of dreams spilled out. “My dream is to create a functional community garden and to bring back the...read more
NEW VIDEO RELEASED: In May 2016, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the American Heart Association hosted Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health. The two-day conference focused on policy work and advocacy to improve health and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Zach Ilbery (Cherokee) was recently honored at the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives in Agriculture centennial celebration in Washington D.C. The 17-year-old agricultural entrepreneur and Indigenous Youth in Agriculture Leadership Summit fellow was recognized in the...read more
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...read more
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