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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

Sucesses

-Wild meat is more accessible for ALL residents of Hopedale, not only certain people
-Families now can prepare and cook meals more nutritiously and more affordably when cooking instead of canned and processed and heat up food.

Traditional Knowledge

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

Hopedale NL A0P 1G0 Canada

Juliana Flowers

(709) 933-3490

[email protected]

Initiative Timeline

7 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.
Primary Goals

  • Harvest food available to residents of Hopedale. Use some of the harvested food and store bought frozen food to help families with more cooking ideas during Community Kitchens. For those that also need help we also provide staples, sugar, tea, milk, etc.

Funding

  • Short term (up to 1 year)

Funding Sources

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