Meet Our Team
Carly Griffith Hotvedt, J.D., M.P.A.
Mary Belle Zook
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Director of Policy and Governance
What We Do
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) focuses on putting tribal sovereignty in food sovereignty, promoting tribally driven solutions to revitalize and advance traditional food systems and diversified economic development throughout Indian Country. IFAI provides Tribal governments, producers, and food businesses with educational resources, policy research, and strategic legal analysis as a foundation for building robust food economies.