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Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition announced

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...
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Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative Announced as New VISTA Hub

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...
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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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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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Martinez wins Indian Ag Youth Alliance essay contest

Martinez wins Indian Ag Youth Alliance essay contest

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...

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Hipp receives public advocate award from NCAIED

Hipp receives public advocate award from NCAIED

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...

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IFAI launches food safety webinar series

IFAI launches food safety webinar series

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...

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