UA to host meet­ing on hunger con­cerns

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM - — Dal­ton LeFer­ney

The Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville, will host stu­dents from 76 Amer­i­can In­dian tribes na­tion­wide as part of the law school’s Na­tive Youth in Food and Agri­cul­ture Lead­er­ship Sum­mit, a 10day event now in its fourth year, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Start­ing July 16, stu­dents will learn about the food and health is­sues per­ti­nent to Amer­i­can In­dian peo­ple. Wal-Mart and groups such as the In­dian Land Ten­ure Foun­da­tion and the Fu­ture Farm­ers of Amer­ica are send­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Top­ics also in­clude busi­ness and food preser­va­tion.

This in­cludes a visit to the “This Is Hunger” dis­play near down­town Fayet­teville.

“The ex­hibit will help stu­dents un­der­stand how the food in­se­cu­rity is­sues they con­front in Na­tive com­mu­ni­ties fit in the greater strug­gle for na­tional and in­ter­na­tional food se­cu­rity,” ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

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