Reports from Indian Country about Native Food and Agriculture

Reimagining Native Food Economies (2020)

By: Janie Hipp, Maria Givens

The Native American food and agriculture sector is the single most underappreciated resources for sustainable, rural economic development in our Nation. This Vision provides an infrastructure framework to harness Indian Country’s economic and nutritional potential to recover from COVID-19.

Regaining our Future (2017)

By: Janie Hipp and Colby Duren

In advance of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) assessed the risks to and opportunities for Native communities in the Farm Bill. This report was the first to fully address all sections of the Farm Bill as it relates to Indian Country and became the policy foundation for the Native Farm Bill Coalition.

Feeding Ourselves (2015)

By: Janie Hipp, Crystal Echo Hawk, and Wilson Pipestem

Feeding Ourselves: Food Access, Health Disparities, and the Pathways to Healthy Native American Communities, explores the complex historical and contemporary challenges to Native American healthy food access, childhood obesity, and health disparities. Looking first at the historical context of colonization, the treatment of Native Americans as sovereign Tribal Nations, and the evolution of Federal Indian policy, Feeding Ourselves frames the work ahead to engage and assist Native communities in moving beyond this condition.