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'People need access to healthy meals:' Inequality among Indigenous peoples may explain psychological distress

Improving the quality and availability of food could help reduce mental health issues among Indigenous populations in Canada, say researchers who analyzed survey responses from 14,000 Indigenous adults. Suicide is a major cause of death among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Collectively, suicide rates among Indigenous peoples are two to three times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians, according to previous responses.

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Food Sovereignty

5/21/2019

article Food insecurity rising in Nunavut since launch of Nutrition North: study
(Nunavut) -- Food insecurity in Nunavut has gotten worse since the introduction of the Nutrition North program in 2011, according to a study published today in the...

5/20/2019

article How Seed Saving Is Repairing a Painful Past for Native Americans
(New York) -- In just two years, Native American activists and local farmers have turned just six pounds of rare Mohawk red bread corn seed from the variety’s last...
article Recipes for resistance: Indigikitchen teaches diet decolonization
(Canada) -- The creator of an online cooking show is hoping it will help decolonize and "re-Indigenize" diets. Indigikitchen was created by 25-year-old Mariah...
article Traditional Cowichan food knowledge passed down through generations
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5/18/2019

article In Berkeley, Cafe Ohlone brings back the Bay Area’s first foods
(California) -- Acorns and fat California hazelnuts trail along the center of the table — several tables, actually, a lovely varnished slab of naked redwood and...

5/17/2019

article 'Indigenous food is health care': symposium imagines future of hospital meals
(Toronto) -- Celebrity chefs paired up with hospital teams to deliver recipes imagining what hospital food will look like in 2030 at a symposium in Toronto on Thursday....
article Newman’s Own Foundation forms Native American nutrition cohort
(Indian Country) -- The Newman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, announced on May 8, the formation of a Native American...

5/14/2019

article Native American Paths to Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
(New Hampshire) -- There will be food for thought—and good things to eat—at next week’s conference exploring traditional Native American agriculture.
article The Best of the West: Culinary Innovators
(Indian Country) -- Meet the three chefs from Seattle and San Antonio that excel in everything from Southern fare to Indigenous cuisine. Every year, C&I produces a...

5/13/2019

article Has Our Food Become Safer in the Last 10 Years?
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article Native American Paths to Food Sovereignty and Sustainability
(Indian Country) -- There will be food for thought—and good things to eat—at next week’s conference exploring traditional Native American agriculture...

5/9/2019

article Why aren’t we talking about indigenous food?
(Indian Country) -- Why aren’t we talking about Indigenous food? The answer to this question will vary depending on whom you ask. “Well, are you talking...

5/7/2019

article U.S. May Ease Rules Restricting Alaska Natives From Harvesting Seal Meat
(Alaska) -- Nearly year-round, northern fur seals can be found on the beaches of the Bering Sea island of St. Paul, Alaska, or in the waters nearby. The small island...
article BOOK: In ‘Red Meat Republic,’ the Story of How Beef Made Chicago and Changed America
(Illinois) -- Chicago’s connections to the meat processing industry are well known. The city was once known as the “hog butcher to the world.” But the beef industry didn...

5/3/2019

article As gas vouchers end, food bank looks to solutions for country food
(North Canada) -- The Iqaluit Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank is trying to increase access to country food. Country food can include fish, caribou, muskox, seal,...

4/29/2019

article Researchers can restore the American chestnut through genetic engineering. But at what cost?
(USA) -- In the early 1900s, the American chestnut species was hit by a fungal infection that invaded trees through their cracks and caused big yellow cankers to blossom...
article In Search Of The Perfect Piece Of Smoked Salmon In Washington State
(Washington) -- If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest, smoked salmon is in your DNA. The dish is a deeply rooted part of the region’s food culture — from...

4/28/2019

article Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste
(Las Vegas) -- At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may...

4/23/2019

article Ducheneaux wants to help shape changes for Native American farmers (sub req)
(South Dakota) -- Calico Ducheneaux’s involvement in the Intertribal Agriculture Council has opened her eyes about the different opportunities for farmers on...

4/17/2019

article Vancouver filmmakers put culinary spin on Indigenous reconciliation
(Vancouver) -- There were both profound and practical culinary lessons to be learned as Ryan Mah and Daniel Berish spent the better part of a year scouring the bush in...

4/16/2019

article Native Farms, Food Producers, Tribal Leaders to Attend Native Food Summit
(Michigan) -- Several hundred Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, chefs, businesses, policymakers, Tribal agriculture staff, Native non-profits working in agriculture,...

4/8/2019

article NOAA Supports Indigenous Tribe's Whale Hunt Request. Some Environmentalists Don't
(Washington) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is backing an indigenous tribe's request to resume whale hunting rights off Washington...
article Wet'suwet'en Strong: The Ongoing Fight for Indigenous Sovereignty on Wet'suwet'en Land
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article Lujan Grisham vetoes language in budget threatening food seed control
(New Mexico) -- A single line in the state’s budget had some seed savers and food sovereignty activists worried that the ability to regulate seeds locally could be in...

4/6/2019

article Moya-Smith Native American fry bread is the food of our oppression. It's also delicious, so we're reclaiming it.
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4/5/2019

article The Growth of the Native Food Sovereignty Movement
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article Navajo Nation President Nez Calls for the Creation of a Navajo Food Policy
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez recently had the honor of being a guest speaker during the annual Diné Bich’iiya’ Summit at Diné College in...
article Complicated Rules For Foraging Aren’t Helping Our National Parks
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article Makah Nation once again asks for approval to exercise treaty whale hunting rights
(Washington D.C.) -- The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years due...

4/4/2019

article Feds support tribe's push for only whale hunt in mainland US
(Washington) -- Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale...

4/1/2019

article How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Traditional Foods
(Oklahoma) -- Charles Gourd's garden is so big that before he installed irrigation, it could take three hours to water everything by hand. He grows beans and...

3/30/2019

article Food sovereignty takes root - Progress 2019 - A Closer Look
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is investing heavily in health and wellness initiatives. Food sovereignty is a major thrust. As John Houle, agriculture...

3/26/2019

article Beard Foundation Food Leadership Award Winner Aims to Decolonize Food
(Minnesota) -- The James Beard Foundation has announced that Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux nation from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and founder and CEO...

3/25/2019

article 'People need access to healthy meals:' Inequality among Indigenous peoples may explain psychological distress
(Canada) -- Improving the quality and availability of food could help reduce mental health issues among Indigenous populations in Canada, say researchers who analyzed...

3/11/2019

article Food Groups, Tribes Concerned Over Genetically Engineered Salmon
(Oregon) -- Genetically engineered salmon are one step closer to winding up on store shelves, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted an import ban. It’...

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