Funding for Indigenous food systems research

Funding for Indigenous food systems research

Sockeye salmon

Sockeye salmon in Salmon Arm, BC

A team of researchers focused on revitalizing Indigenous food systems and promoting Indigenous food sovereignty have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The award provides $249,470 for a research project, Indigenous food sovereignty community well-being amidst a pandemic. The nominated principal investigator is Dawn Morrison with co-leaders Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University and an inaugural CIHR Chairholder in Indigenous Health Research for Nursing in British Columbia, Dr. Jeff Corntassel, Associate Professor in the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, and Dr. Hannah Wittman, Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.

The project will look at how Indigenous food sovereignty and Indigenous land based health and wellness interfaces with the medical response to COVID.

Read the full news release here.