Food Security from a Local Inuit Perspective: Program Implications - Stephan Schott, Clara Evalik, Jamie Desautels, Elizabeth Anavilok, Christine Porter, Chantal Langlois
1:45 PM, Thursday 3 Oct 2019 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Break -- Make your way over to Concordia for the Opening Ceremony, Keynote, and Performance 03:15 PM to 04:00 PM (45 minutes)
DoubleTree par Hilton Montréal - Soprano B (on Level 4)
This panel is a result of a four-year research project in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut based on a fishery project and a harvest study conducted in collaboration with the Hunter Trapper Association of Gjoa Haven and the community at large. Recent discussion of results with focus groups and the Kitikmeot Health Board have raised a number of questions and potential issues surrounding food support programs and policies. Panelists, including representatives from a regional support agency, food preparers, researchers, and collaborators in the study will discuss and define food security from a local and regional perspective in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Discussion topics will include local food prices, the cost of hunting and fishing, the seasonal availability of and access to desired food, and other barriers to food security.