In March, 2018, a three-day meeting was held in Frenchman’s Head, Lac Seul First Nation. This meeting, called Taking Back Our Food Chain (TBOFC), was held to explore ways to increase access to healthy affordable foods by discussing tools and supports that influence the community food system in Northern First Nations communities. Individuals representing more than 30 remote First Nations communities were brought together along with groups and organizations that support and work in the area of food production, distribution and accessibility.
This process acknowledged self-determination of First Nations and worked to build on community viewpoints to ensure strategies are grounded in the priorities and lifestyles of the people of this region.
Agenda topics included:
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- How to coordinate, consolidate, distribute and receive food
- Economic development opportunities around food in the communities
- Food safety and food literacy/skills
- The development of local food initiative to increase access to healthy food