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Indigenous Food Gathering

Indigenous Food Gathering

This year, I had the opportunity to work with a number of people – Elders, traditional people, land defenders, food lovers – to organize an Indigenous Food Gathering. The gathering was held at Tommy’s Point on August 22nd and 23rd, through a Master’s research project on Indigenous food sovereignty and the support of research participants […]

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Getting It Right: Building A Resilience Plan for the First Nation Community of Wha Ti, Northwest Territories

by aanationtalk on February 12, 2013 “Disasters can and do happen. Small, rural, remote and coastal communities have been affected by hurricanes, wildfires, water contamination and an assortment of other hazards. Resource-based jobs have often disappeared and families have moved to larger urban centers. Some communities have slowly disappeared while others have flourished. What makes […]

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2013 Funded Community Proposals

The following community proposals have received MAFRA  funding for 2013-2014: Cross Regional: Change the Normal                                             $4,000 Share the Fruit                             […]

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Primary Producers in the North

This video brings the story of Manitoba’s first fishermen to light. Presented at the Growing Local conference in 2010, this preliminary work is helping to initiate community-based action on the problematic conditions of Manitoba’s freshwater fishery.  By Karlah Rudolph.   [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/17189288[/vimeo]

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Food Prices on the Rise

Food Prices on the Rise

Statistics Canada released the latest inflation data this week, and the results aren’t good for anyone filling up a grocery cart.  Over the last year, grocery prices have jumped nearly 5% – much higher than the price increases for other goods.  While 5% doesn’t sound like a lot, that’s an extra $7.50 a week for […]

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Creating Change, One Policy at a Time

Creating Change, One Policy at a Time

Whether it is food security programs in BC, farmers’ market infrastructure in Ontario, or northern community gardens in Manitoba, Canada’s provincial governments have developed a wide range of innovative programs and policies to address food security.  These are documented in the 2011 edition of Provincial Approaches to Food Security.    This annotated collection provides information about […]

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