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1st Annual Interior of B.C. Indigenous Food Sovereignty Conference Final Report

Since the time of contact with non Indigenous settlers in the southern interior of B.C. many traditional Indigenous harvesters including hunters, fishermen, and gatherers from the Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx, and Ts’ilqotin nations have repeatedly expressed concern about the declining health and abundance of culturally important foods in our respective traditional territories. Therefore, the Interior of B.C.


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Nakazdli News Release - Judicial review of proposed gold and copper mine

P.O. Box 1329, Fort St. James, B.C. V0J 1P0
Telephone (250) 996 – 7171
Fax (250) 996 – 8010
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2010: Nak’azdli will be filing a Notice of Application today with the Federal Court of Canada requesting a judicial review of recent decisions made by the federal Minister of Environment and federal agencies regarding a proposed low grade gold and copper mine at Mt. Milligan/Shus Nadloh, which, is located 90 km north of Fort St. James.

Development of an integrated diabetes prevention program with First Nations in Canada



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Citation / Reference: 
Ho, L.S., Gittelsohn, S.B., Harris and E. Ford. (2006) in Health Promotion International Journal. Vol. 21 No. 2. Oxford University Press.

Documenting Traditional Food Systems of Indigenous Peoples: International Case Studies - Guidelines for Procedures

Guidelines for proceeding with Indigenous community based research as it relates to traditional food systems. The link provides the following documents in pdf format.
1. International Case Studies
2. Procedures Manuel - Introduction
3. Procedures Manuel - 5 step
4. Procedures Manuel - Tools and References
5. Procedures Manuel - Appendices

Cultural Indicator's of Indigenous Peoples Food and Agro-ecological Systems

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to contribute to the development, collection and use of cultural indicators of Indigenous Peoples’ food and agro-ecological systems for policy, planning and advocacy purposes.
Audience: The intended users of this paper are Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations (IPOs), Government departments responsible for data collection and statistics, UN agencies, NGOs, and other development actors.


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Citation / Reference: 
Woodley. et. al. (2008). Cultural Indicator's of Indigenous food and agro-ecological systems. Rome, Italy. Electronic Publishing Policy and Support Branch, Communication Division. FAO

Food Insecurity in Aboriginal Urban Households

Policy relevance
Many factors threaten the fight against household food insecurity, hunger, and poverty;
this is particularly true for Aboriginal Canadians. Stakeholders, decision-makers, evaluators, and academics need to know about the unique experiences, challenges, traditions, knowledge, and
beliefs of Aboriginal people when making strategic decisions or recommendations or when
implementing new policies and programs. While much funding is currently directed at the health
needs and concerns of First Nations people in on- and off-reserve areas, lack of government


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Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Metis

The food guide shows how many servings to choose from each food group every day and how much food makes a serving. Canada's Food Guide describes healthy eating for Canadians two years of age or older. Choosing the amount and type of food recommended in Canada's Food Guide will help:
- children and teens grow and thrive
- meet your needs for vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
- lower your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones).


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