Climate change driving Indigenous food insecurity in Canada: report – The Narwhal
Although Indigenous Peoples are among the lowest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the country, they are among the most impacted by environmental changes
Oct 21, 2020
Canada’s failure to act on climate change is putting First Nations’ access to nutritious, traditional foods at risk, diminishing health and cultural ties, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.
The report documents the impact of climate change on food insecurity in several First Nations communities that subsist on caribou, moose, salmon and berries — foods that have been relied on for generations and are inseparable from their cultures.
The authors visited the communities in northern Ontario, northwest B.C. and northern Yukon and spoke with more than 120 people, including Indigenous people, government officials and food security experts.
Read More: https://thenarwhal.ca/climate-change-indigenous-food-insecurity-report/