Mar 23 Gen-I NOW Message: Apply by April 11 for the Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit!

Aya! (Hello in the MiamiPeoria Language)

This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative‘s Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit at the University of Arkansas School of Law!

The Native Youth in Agriculture Summer Leadership Summit promotes careers in farming, ranching and food businesses for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth. The Summit supports the future of Tribal food systems by promoting intertribal cooperation and an understanding of food sovereignty. The event works to ensure the success of future Native farmers and ranchers by providing specialized education that will help youth thrive as the next generation of Indian Country food and agriculture leaders.

The application deadline for first-time students is April 11, 2016!


  • American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian;
  • Between the ages of 15 and 18;
  • Passionate about food and agricultural production, and
  • Have the courage to lead their Tribes and communities into the future.


All food, lodging, instructional materials and field trip costs will be provided. Depending on the number of students, some travel scholarships will also be provided. Submit an application as soon as possible in order to be considered for a travel scholarship.


A complete application must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 479-575-3320
  • Mail: UA School of Law, Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative c/o Emerald Hames, 1045 W. Maple St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

Applicant Checklist

  • Basic Application Information
  • Résumé that includes evidence of academic achievement (GPA)
  • Statement of Interest (1-2 page typed, double-spaced)

Questions concerning the application may be directed to:

Emerald Hames, Recruitment Officer
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, School of Law

For more information, visit:

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