• Aqpiks across the Lagoon, August 2013

Food Sovereignty

With a grant received by the Native Village of Kivalina from the First Nations Development Institute, Re-Locate is working with local leaders to launch the Kivalina Food Sovereignty Project.  Our curators are training young adult interns to work with local families, document their learning, and develop responses that support Kivalina people’s aspirations for greater control over their food system. This community food assessment will look at a range of concerns, especially: planning for the challenges climate change is bringing to subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering; supporting the sharing of knowledge between generations; reducing the extremely high cost of supplemental foods; and encouraging community health and nutrition.  The assessment will also provide information about Kivalina’s food, subsistence, and household economy that will inform in-village master planning and begin to identify new economic opportunities built around the local food system.

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