Healthy Living Newsletter

Need help with a nutrition project or resource? Submissions due December 15, 2017

From Sarah and Sharmaline, Community Nutritionists at Ontario’s First Nation & Inuit Health Branch: In an email we sent in August, Sarah and I mentioned that we mentor dietetic/nutrition interns over the course of the year. Our next intern, Joby, will join the Region…

Photos from the 2017 Food Symposium

Food Policy Survey

An online survey is now open to all Canadians at http://www.canada.ca/food-policy. We encourage you to share your input to help shape a food policy that will cover the entire food system, from farm to fork. First Nation perspectives will be critical to the development of this policy….

Organic Seed Growers Conference

8th Organic Seed Growers Conference: Cultivating Resilience Organic Seed Alliance February 4-6, 2016 Corvallis, OR The Organic Seed Alliance, and co-hosts Oregon State University, Washington State University, and eOrganic, will be hosting the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference in Corvallis, OR. eOrganic is able to host several of the sessions…

National food strategy will include aboriginal input, says Agriculture Minister

Rising cost of food, sinking dollar, has some calling for Canadian food sovereignty By Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC News Posted: Feb 05, 2016 8:00 AM CTLast Updated: Feb 05, 2016 8:00 AM CT Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says he’s committed to developing a…

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Summit 2016

By, For, & With Indigenous People Join Four Arrows Regional Health Authority on March 1, 2, & 3rd to share and learn about indigenous cultural food practices and the ceremonies, stories, and traditional languages that honour food. Dates: March 1, 2, & 3, 2016 Location: Canad Inns Destination…

Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

Published on: 6/30/2015 9:46:49 AM – Northern Ontario Business By: Ian Ross There’s a will, but is there a way? First Nations and northwestern Ontario municipal leaders are diving into the details this summer on how to tackle the exorbitant costs of delivering food…

Nutrition North’s new point-of-sale system not helpful, says professor: CBC

Nutrition North’s new point-of-sale system not helpful, says professor We still don’t know what retailers’ freight costs are, says Tracey Galloway By The Trailbreaker, CBC News Posted: Dec 11, 2015 11:29 AM CTLast Updated: Dec 11, 2015 2:58 PM CT A price tag lists the…

It’s still possible to live totally off the land, NAN official

Chronicle Journal – Sept 22, 2015 By Carl Clutchey, CJ staff A new website may rejuvenate interest among First Nation people living on Ontario’s remote reserves in the most fundamental of traditional lifestyle: living off the land. Launched Monday by Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the…