The IFKN COVID-19 project contributed an essay to the 2021 Arctic Report Card summarizing what we learned in the Alaska portion of the landscape analysis of COVID-19 on food access in Alaska and the Southwest. The essay was co-authored by members of the Research Advisory Committee and the Research Coordination Team. Kaare Erickson, one of the Advisory Committee Members and essay co-authors, was one of three speakers for a press conference report card launch event at AGU on December 13.
IFKN was featured in Eos, the science news journal of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), after IFKN co-lead Mary Beth Jäger gave a talk about IFKN at the AGU meeting in December, 2020. The Eos news story shares network goals and approaches and includes quotes from Jäger as well as steering committee members Althea Walker, Shawna Larson, and Lydia Jennings.
The Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network and researchers at the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado Boulder were awarded a NSF RAPID COVID-19 grant from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP-2035161; $197,535) to conduct a comparative landscape assessment of COVID-19 impacts on food access in Arctic and US Southwest Indigenous communities.