The purchasing model developed by the City of Thunder Bay has built-in criteria that considers more than just price, assigning value to diversity, inclusion, social justice and sustainability.
a community-led initiative that is bringing Indigenous practitioners, funders and other stakeholders together to develop a food system planning and resourcing process that strengthens Indigenous food sovereignty and food security
Indigenous food sovereignty is fundamentally achieved by upholding the sacred responsibility to nurture healthy, interdependent relationships with the land, plants and animals that provide people with food.
In 2020, a partnership between the Indigenous Food Circle, Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Lakehead University produced the Traditional Harvesting/ 13 Moons learning resources. The kit includes a poster, a video and an online interactive game, and is designed to help people begin to understand and reclaim seasonal, traditional practices around food.