The Health, Environment & Indigenous Communities Research Group at Trent University presents: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
FOOD FOR THOUGHT is a photo exhibition bringing attention to the complex food systems that exist in Canada’s North by highlighting the opportunities and challenges faced by northern communities as they work to ensure sustained access to sufficient, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food. Specifically, country or traditional foods from the local environment have always been a critical component of the household diet and this remains true today. Hunting seal, whale and caribou, as well as trapping, fishing and gathering are not simply means for providing food and for supporting local economies; they are essential elements in forming and sustaining cultural and social identity.
Exhibited works were photographed by members of the Health, Environment, and Indigenous Communities Research Group based at Trent University during their fieldwork across Canada’s North. This group situates its’ research at the intersection of social and ecological relationships and seeks to work with and learn from communities about environment and health issues and advocate for the creation of equitable, sustainable and culturally appropriate solutions.
Exhibited work can be viewed throughout the month of April.
A meet & greet with research group members
Wednesday, April 17
Stickling’s Bakery & Bistro