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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia

Check out this exciting Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in Indigenous Food, Well-being and Community Development at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia. Funding is available for researcher to engage in community-based research for a potential three-year period (2019-2022). Click the link below for more information: Search Jobs Any additional questions can be emailed directly to Dr. […]

Vertical Gardening Tower at Reverend Elezear Winter Memorial School

Reverend Elezear Winter Memorial School have ordered a vertical growing tower and are using it to grow many different plants such as bok choy, lettuce and eggplants. Each student is assigned their own plant to care for; this allows the students to be directly involved in the learning and understanding of gardening and nutrition. The […]

Introducing the FOOD BLOG: Jonas and Batman

Jonas is an Oji-Cree man living in the Wapekeka First Nation, Ontario. In an era where the erosion of local knowledge is slowly progressing, Jonas, his family, and their trusted companion Batman exhibit many characteristics of what it is to be a local food champion. This blog is a glance into hunting, trapping, and fishing […]

Responding to Climate Change and Food Insecurity through Adaptive Land Based Food Strategies in a Remote Northern First Nation

Members of the IHRG in partnership with Kasabonika Lake First Nation successfully bid for funding from Health Canada’s Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program for First Nation Communities South of 60⁰N. Background: For northern Indigenous populations who rely on the land for food, the effects of climate change are profound. In remote fly-in communities in […]

Students for Canada’s North: The Wapekeka Gardening, Nutrition, and Wellness Project

Northern rural Indigenous communities in Canada are facing many challenges getting regular access to nutritious foods, primarily due to the high cost of market food, restricted availability of nutritious foods, and lack of government support for nutritious food programs. The consequences of food insecurity in this context are expressed in high rates of diabetes, heart […]

FSC: Sustainable Northern Food Systems Study

The levels of food insecurity in Northern Canada have reached alarming levels, the result of a complex set of geographic, financial, environmental, cultural, logistical, and political challenges. Recent reports and media attention on the shockingly high prices of food and percentage of income that needs to be devoted to buying food have begun to galvanize […]

Book Launch- A Land Not Forgotten

  Members of the Indigenous Health Research Group Michael A. Robidoux (Editor) and Courtney W. Mason (Editor) recently published a new book, titled A Land Not Forgotten.  Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization […]

IHRG researcher Receives Canada Research Chair

“Dr. Courtney Mason has been appointed as Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Dr. Mason’s role at TRU is to act as an engine of research, working to connect the university with the communities it serves in purposeful and meaningful ways. […]

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