AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration.
“These community forums are a part of the Manitoulin Community Fresh Food Initiative, a project that originated from round table discussions beginning in 2015 hosted by a group called the Child Poverty Task Force,” said Kristin Bickell, project manager, Manitoulin Community Fresh Food Initiative. “The task force is a partnership of the district’s seven First Nation communities and four municipalities with Noojmowin Teg as the supporting organization.”
“The objective of the Fresh Food Initiative is to drive Manitoulin’s local food movement forward by supporting a wholistic approach to sourcing local produced food in sustainable and community-driven methods,” continued Ms. Bickell. “By connecting people with their food, the project aims to increase access to fresh and traditional foods, improve community food security and food literacy, and assist in providing opportunities for people to choose where their food comes from.” READ MORE