Did you know that Mistawasis Nêhiyawak is beginning to work toward Indigenous Food Sovereignty?

As part of the work being done to take jurisdiction over Child and Family Services, decolonizing our food was identified as an important aspect of prevention services, providing access to healthier food to maintain healthy children and families.

For more info on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, including a description of how colonization has impacted Indigenous peoples and the foods that sustained us for generations, please have a look at the article linked to this post. As noted in the article: “A growing number of Indigenous Nations are working towards an Indigenous food movement as a means of cultural renewal, environmental sustainability, and a way to reclaim food sovereignty and personal health.”

We would like to hear what kinds of food related programming you, citizens of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, would like to see happening in the community. This could be anything including gardening, hunting and trapping, fishing, foraging (e.g., picking berries and medicines), agriculture, cooking classes, nutrition, and anything else you can think of related to food! If you have any suggestions, questions, or would simply like to be involved in this movement, please send an email to jbaker@mistawasis.ca.

For more information, visit: https://foodrevolution.org/blog/indigenous-foods-systems-food-sovereignty/