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Northern community working with Cloverbelt Co-Op to address food security

from the Dryden Observer, November 19, 2014:

Not just the title of the new book commemorating Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI, formerly Big Trout Lake), but a reflection of a time when life revolved around hunting, fishing, gathering and gardening, ‘We are one with the land’ is a reminder to current generations to tend to that connection and en-root themselves.

Chief Donny Morris, the KI band council, economic development staff and entire community welcomed Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op (CLFC) President, Jen Springett and Food Security Research Network (FSRN) Director, Connie Nelson into their remote, northern community last week as they worked together to gather information and create a strong partnership dedicated to creating local opportunities and sustainable solutions to improve food security for all remote communities.

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Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op

From the latest newsletter of the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op

Getting started: Looking back, I realize it’s been over a year since a group of us sat down and said: “Let’s turn the dream of a local food co-op in Dryden into reality”. The concept has been kicking around our community for a long time (learn more about the research behind the co-op here: http://www.dryden.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=7851&pageId=39046). The project really came to life when some of us attended a workshop about strengthening local food systems, that was hosted by the Northwest Training & Adjustment Board, and the Food Security Research Network in November of 2012.  It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since then.  Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op was officially incorporated on August 20, 2013, and we have been steadily receiving new memberships as people eagerly support the opportunity to become a part of change, for the better.

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