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Hillary Renick Accepts Position as Natural Resources Advisor
Our congratulations to Initiative graduate assistant Hillary Renick, who recently accepted a position to serve as Natural Resource Advisor for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Regional Director, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Manage...
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PROFIT: Financial Planning, Business Planning, and Food Safety for South & East Oklahoma
The University of Arkansas School of Law Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative has joined with the Farm Credit of East Central Oklahoma, the Wallace Center at Winrock International (Washington DC), Morse Marketing Connections (MMC), and the Choctaw Nat...
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New Endowment Supports Diversity at School of Law
The newly-created Gearhart Family Endowed Diversity Support Initiative recently provided a significant gift to the University of Arkansas School of Law to support its efforts towards diversity in the legal profession.  The Gearhart Family Endowed Diversity ...
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President Obama's Call to Action to Support Native Youth
In his closing remarks at this year's White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3rd, President Obama discussed how moved he and the First Lady were by their informal listening session with Lakota youths earlier this year: And Michelle and I were hon...
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Fellowship Opportunity - Deadline Dec. 5th!
Food Sovereignty & Human Rights Fellowship! Deadline is Dec. 5, so please act now and share with others!  The Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, provides an opportunity every fall for a human rights activist to take a brea...
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Two New Native Food & Ag Publications Released
IFAI and First Nations Development Institute have jointly released two new publications that will prove valuable for Native American farmers, ranchers and food processors, as well as tribal policymakers. The reports, generously underwritten by the W.K. Kell...
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DUS Arthur "Butch" Blazer Visits The University of Arkansas
Arthur "Butch" Blazer USDA Deputy Under Secretary Arthur "Butch" Blazer (Mescalaro Apache) will be at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus on Friday, November 20th. The highlight of his visit will be a freeform lunch talk with students, which will...
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Intertribal Agriculture Council Essay Contest: Still time to get essays in!
Intertribal Agriculture Council's annual Youth Essay Contest is still open for entries! This year's theme is "Feeding the Future & Filling the Age Gap in Indian Agriculture," and each of the three winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip for themselve...
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Intertribal National Food Systems Scan
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law is embarking on an intertribal national scan of community-based food system innovations, a project generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The first
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A Week of Celebrating Native #WomeninAg
IFAI Director, Janie Hipp (Chickasaw), attended a dialogue at the White House today, focusing on the future of women in agriculture. USDA, through Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, and the White House, through the White House Rural Council office, sponsored ...
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