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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]