- By Native News Online Staff
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Institute is launching a "Cultivating Tribal Food Sovereignty" series of virtual training and educational resources for tribes, tribal producers, and Native food businesses.
The series kicks off with a brief webinar on Thursday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m. CT. The webinar will examine how disruption to food systems, uncertainty, and food access inequities have been exacerbated by COVID-19. The online discussion will outline how tribes can cultivate food sovereignty, build healthy and traditional foodways, and facilitate agricultural production.
To register, visit this link.
Based in Fayetteville at the University of Arkansas, the 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.
Support Independent Indigenous Journalism
Native News Online is an independent, Indigenous-led newsroom with a crucial mission: We want to change the narrative about Indian Country. We do this by producing intelligent, fact-based journalism that tells the full story from all corners of Indian Country. We pride ourselves on covering the tribes you may have never heard of before and by respecting and listening to the communities we serve through our reporting. As newsrooms across the country continue to shrink, coverage of Indian Country is more important than ever, and we are committed to filling this ever-present hole in journalism.
Because we believe everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities, the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers. But we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Native News Online so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount, big or small, gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.