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Land Not Forgotten : Indigenous Food Security and Land-based Practices in Northern Ontario (Paperback)
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Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Canada’s Indigenous people. "A Land Not Forgotten" examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions. This multidisciplinary work demonstrates how some Indigenous communities in northern Ontario areaddressing challenges to food security through the restoration of land-based cultural practices.Improving Indigenous health, food security, and sovereignty means reinforcing practices that build resiliency in ecosystems and communities. As this book contends, this includes facilitating productive collaborations and establishing networks of Indigenous communities and allies to work together in promotion and protection of Indigenous food systems. This willinfluence diverse groups and encourage them to recognize the complexity of colonial histories and the destructive health impacts in Indigenous communities.In addition to its multidisciplinary lens, the authors employ a community based participatory approach that privileges Indigenous interests and perspectives. "A Land Not Forgotten" provides a comprehensive picture of the food security and health issues Indigenous peoples are encountering in Canada’s rural north.
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Social Science, Health + Wellness
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
Street Date: July 31, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0225
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