Bryan Pollard

Communications Director, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative • University of Arkansas School of Law
Last edited January 17, 2018

Bryan Pollard develops and implement a communications strategy and process for the Native American food and agriculture policy initiative based in the University of Arkansas School of Law. The role includes developing and maintaining relationships with numerous tribes and tribal media across Indian Country to promulgate the mission of the inititiave and the benefit of its mission to tribal governments and communities.

Additionally, Bryan serves as Board President for the Native American Journalists Association, a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to increasing Native journalists working in mainstream media, advocating for a free press in Indian Country and creating the next generation of Native storytellers. His work includes developing policy briefs for public release to improve mainstream media coverage of Native issues, including Native mascots and the Indian Child Welfare Act. He has also advised and consulted with tribal journalists and elected officials about the importance of free press, and assisted in policy development to enhance freedom of information.