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The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) is exploring the connections between Tribal governments and foods consumed in Tribal communities. With generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we seek information on Tribal institutions and their relationship with feeding programs, food policy assessments, community food assessments, and food policy activities. If your Tribal community has taken steps to assess and strengthen their food systems—or is currently in the process of doing so—such as examining food accessibility or attempting to increase food production, please complete this survey. Results of the survey will provide important information as we act to revitalize our traditional food systems and animate a culture of health.

The purpose of the survey is to find out how many Tribal governments, Tribal nonprofit organizations, Tribal staff offices, Tribal communities and grassroots organizations have taken steps to develop community food assessments, food sovereignty assessments, or food policy actions in their communities and how such assessments or policies are being utilized.  We are also interested in identifying any barriers or challenges to Tribal communities taking such actions.

If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact Ro Windwalker, a UA Compliance Coordinator, at 479-575-2208 or  Those having questions about this survey should contact Janie Hipp (  It should take no longer than 3 to 5 minutes to complete the survey.  Your participation is entirely voluntary and refusing to participate in the survey will not adversely affect any other relationship with the University of Arkansas Indigenous Food and Agriculture.  We appreciate your time and attention to this survey.

Thank you for participating. Your feedback is very important.

(IRB #16-12-326, Approved: 01/04/2017, Expires: 01/03/2018)