Native Food Sovereignty VISTA Fellowship

Hakaniyun (Hello in the Shoshoni Language)
This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative‘s (IFAI) Native Food Sovereignty Fellows VISTA positions, supported by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC). Up to 20 VISTA positions are available at 10 tribal governments and tribal communities throughout the United States.

Space is limited, and IFAI is looking to fill positions quickly – APPLY NOW!

VISTA positions are paid. Fellows will recieve benefits, educational benefits upon successful completion of the assignment, living and housing assistance, child care (if applicable) and related support. VISTA members who are “Native Food Sovereignty Fellows” will work closely with IFAI and receive ongoing training and assistance to augment their local work.

  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Pass a national service criminal history check
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent
  • Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.
All those interested can apply directly through the AmeriCorps VISTA website:
  1. Go to and search for “Native Food Sovereignty Fellows
  2. Create a profile on
  3. Complete the application to the appropriate listing.
If you have any questions, visit IFAI’s website or email Janie Hipp at, Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative.