The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun’s Indigenous Food Sovereignty Hub

aerial view
Year:
2020
Region:
Yukon
Type:
Laureate
Theme:
Education & Learning, Food security, Skills development
Category:
AIP

This project won $485,000 to plan, design, and build a multi-building food processing facility via a community training and mentorship program that provides individuals with on-the-job training. Once built, the Hub hopes to focus on the sharing of traditional knowledge and skills, as it pertains to food sovereignty, through the development and provision of workshops, mentorship opportunities, and the use of communal facilities and tools. This would allow for individuals to gather and use traditional food processing methods in commercially certified, inspected, and food safe environments, with the ultimate goal of reducing barriers to accessing healthy and culturally relevant foods while empowering individuals to design their own paths toward food sovereign futures.

Nominator: Albert Drapeau
Executive Director, Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce
Team:
Sonny Gray, Owner and CEO, North Star Agriculture (Team Leader), Andrijana Djokic, Christopher Burn, Colin Asselstine, Dennis Peter, Teresa Samson