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NiKigijavut Hopedalimi

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Summary of the Initiative

The community freezer provides moose and char from the Nunatsiavut Government and other harvested food for residents depending on availability. We also offer emergency staples, sugar, tea, milk, etc. We limit what we give out, seniors one a week all others every two weeks. Community kitchen is offered through the Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development and NiKigijavut Hopedalimi for chosen households and families depending on their social and economic situation. We offer them the opportunity to expand their cooking skills with wild food and store bought meats.

Challenges

-Continued support to provide harvested food for Community Freezer
-Continued support from Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development for ALL foods ordered and bought (western food) for Community Kitchens

Traditional Knowledge

We use traditional recipes for harvested foods, the food is either baked, dried, boile and fried.

Initiative Timeline

3 Years Left
03/1/2016 04/30/2017

Lead Organization

NiKigijavut Hopedalimi

Other Groups / Organizations

NiKigijavut Hopedalimi Committee’s members are solely from Hopedale and they represent Hopedale Inuit Community Government, Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development’s Community Health Worker, Home & Community Care Nurse, Youth Outreach Worker and the Local Grocery Store.

Funding

Short term (up to 1 year)

Food First Newfoundland and Labrador Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development Nunatsiavut Government