After a year of consultations, an advisory board to the federal government released a set of recommendations Feb. 25 intended to spur the federal government to work harder on improving food systems in Northern Indigenous communities.

“Our recommendations are different and important because of their breadth and their Indigenous and Northern focus,” said National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) member Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier.

“Given the alarming levels of food insecurity in Northern communities and the impact of hunger on healthy and productive communities, the board decided to undertake to examine these issues and develop recommendations to give to the federal government to address Northern sustainable food systems.”