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Eight northeastern Ont. First Nations holding a food sovereignty summit this week – CBC

Feb 27, 2024

Event runs in Sault Ste. Marie until Thursday

For most of the eight First Nations along the north shore of Lake Huron, the closest grocery store is a 30-minute drive away.

When the COVID-19 travel restrictions were in full swing in these communities, it complicated access to food, and highlighted the need to have more local food supply chains.

That’s when Niigaaniin, the social services arm of Mamaswen, the North Shore Tribal Council, started paying closer attention to food sovereignty.

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That organization serves from Wahnapitae, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Garden River, Batchewana, Mississauga, Sagamok, Serpent River and Thessalon First Nations.

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