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Provincial funding goes toward first nation food security projects

More funding is headed to the Glen Vowell Band to expand its food security. 

This comes from the province’s Indigenous Food Security and Food Sovereignty Grant, providing over $8 million across the province. 

Funding from the province will go towards their Sis-Dakh Farms Food Forest Project which is establishing a sustainable food forest. 

On Friday, the band received funding to purchase a second hydroponic farm from the Northern Development Initiative Trust. 

Nearby in Kitwanga, the Tea Creek Farm received funding from the Indigenous Food Systems and Agriculture Partnership Program. 

This will be used to support growth and distribution of seed stock and Indigenous cultivars into the community. 

“Food sovereignty isn’t just about food, it’s about the rights to produce food, the rights and access to land, values, our cultural teachers, our cultural knowledge, the intergenerational support, the cultural safety – that’s all part of Indigenous food sovereignty,” said Owner Jacob Beaton. 

“It’s a complicated thing which takes a lot of effort, a lot of time and a lot of money to get something going and do it properly.” 

They join 17 other projects receiving a combined $1.4 million from the province.

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