Indigenous food safety and security: Community adaptations in the wake of climate pressures
Leela Steiner, PhD
The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.
Casey Neathway, Interior Regional Manager of Environmental Public Health Services, First Nations Health Authority
Leela Steiner, Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH
Summary: Indigenous people have long relied on traditional foods, as they are nutritionally, culturally, and economically important to individuals and communities, and are an important aspect of food sovereignty. As the climate changes and as other environmental stressors begin to amplify, many Indigenous people and communities are pursuing ways to both strengthen their connections with local land and food systems and bolster their ability to produce and retain traditional foods. This webinar presents evidence on six unique food safety issues, based on adaptation measures taken or planned to be taken to help ensure food security.