What We Heard: Roundtable on Northern Sustainable Food Systems

On Monday, June 4th, 2018, a wide variety of stakeholders and partners involved in Northern food systems attended a Roundtable event in Whitehorse, Yukon. Participants were from across the Northern territories and Inuit Nunangat and included:

  • Indigenous Elder
  • Representatives from Indigenous Organizations, Governments and Corporations
  • Federal, territorial and regional government representatives
  • Industry representatives
  • Non-profit groups and academics
  • Local food producers and food Co-ops
  • Commercial food distributors and retailers

Participants offered significant feedback, providing helpful insights on the development of NIEDB recommendations to address Northern sustainable food systems. The views expressed in this report are those of the participants at the event and reflect the discussions that occurred.

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Established in 1990, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board is a Governor in Council appointed board mandated to provide strategic policy advice to the federal government on issues related to Indigenous economic development. Comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis business and community leaders from across Canada, the Board helps governments to respond to the unique needs and circumstances of Indigenous peoples in Canada.