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Archive | January, 2018

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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