Alison Blay-Palmer (Director, Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems) and Andrew Spring (Ph.D. Candidate, Wilfred Laurier University) worked with the SRRB on the Best of Both Worlds project. Alison and Andrew both participated in planning meetings; in addition, Andrew attended a regional workshop in Deline in February 2014 and contributed a literature review to the project’s 2013-2014 report. Their work focuses on food security – the idea that all people at all times should have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. 1 In the Sahtú, food security relates to both the SRRB’s wildlife management mandate and to the involvement of community members in the process of wildlife management.
The SRRB was invited to attend the Sustainable Regional Food Systems Workshop on June 25-27 at the Balsillie School for International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario to deliver a presenation about the Best of Both Worlds project and participate in planning for a five-year, $5 million dollar proposal to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Fund. The workshop participants included researchers, students, and community partners.
Wilfrid Laurier University