Nunavut harvesters receive nearly $15 million for food security


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 12:59pm


A new grant will help with food security, including hunting programs and equipment.

IQALUIT, Nunavut-The federal government is giving Inuit in Canada over half of a $40-million grant for harvesters, and Nunavut Inuit will see the bulk of those funds.

To support food security through traditional harvesting, Inuit communities will get $28.5 million over the next five years through the federal Harvesters Support Grant. Of that, Nunavut Inuit are getting more than $14.8 million.

The Harvesters Support Grant, which is only available to communities that rely on air transportation for more than eight months every year, relies on a distinctions-based design to maximize Indigenou...

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