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dc.contributor.supervisor Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Zahariuk, Shauna
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-16T18:55:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-16T18:55:17Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23267
dc.description.abstract Conditions of hunger and lack of access to affordable healthy foods exists within Canada. Canada has committed itself to international Declarations, Covenants, and Conventions focused on reducing world hunger; however, it has neglected to address domestic hunger issues. Using mixed methods, this study quantified food insecurity rates and severity within four First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The study also explored the communities’ perspectives regarding barriers to healthy eating and potential solutions to addressing this multi-faceted problem. Results indicate that the four First Nation communities within this study are amongst the most food insecure and hungry within Manitoba and Canada, with 92% of households experiencing some form of food insecurity and 50% of households experiencing severe food insecurity. The research has revealed that solutions for improving food security must be embedded within the realm of food sovereignty and be led by First Nation communities. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Food en_US
dc.subject Insecurity en_US
dc.subject First en_US
dc.subject Nation en_US
dc.subject Island en_US
dc.subject Lake en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal en_US
dc.subject Security en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Food insecurity within the Island Lake First Nation communities in northern Manitoba, Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McLachlan, Stephane (Environment and Geography)Fieldhouse, Paul (Government of Manitoba) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US


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