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We are growing increasingly curious about some of the methodologies used by the SDWG Arctic Food Innovation Cluster model.
We are growing increasingly curious about some of the methodologies used by the SDWG Arctic Food Innovation Cluster model.

Planning: Aligning Activities to Thematic Priorities

The Niriqatiginnga project is being designed to align with the thematic priorities of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), Manitoba Agriculture’s Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership, and the UArctic Thematic Networks in the areas of food security, food sovereignty, and economic reconciliation in the following ways:

The Niriqatiginnga project is being designed to align with the thematic priorities of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), Manitoba Agriculture’s Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership, and the UArctic Thematic Networks in the areas of food security, food sovereignty, and economic reconciliation in the following ways:

SDWG Thematic Priorities from the 2019-2021 SDWG Work Plan:

We are growing increasingly curious about some of the methodologies used by the SDWG Arctic Food Innovation Cluster model.

Sustainable Business Involvement and Development (SDWG): Alignment: Niriqatiginnga promotes sustainable economic development, especially through its focus on youth entrepreneurship and capacity building. It aims to create economic opportunities that enhance food security and economic reconciliation.

Heritage and Culture of Arctic Communities (SDWG): Alignment: The project actively supports the celebration and preservation of Indigenous cultures and traditional lifeways. It emphasizes the importance of traditional diets, food security, and knowledge, contributing to cultural heritage and food sovereignty.

Manitoba Agriculture Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership: Indigenous Agriculture and Relationship Development (Manitoba Agriculture): Alignment: Niriqatiginnga directly aligns with this program by supporting activities related to community-based food systems, including the revitalization of traditional food systems and local food sovereignty initiatives. The project enhances Indigenous food systems and economic reconciliation.

UArctic Thematic Networks:

UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Food Security: Alignment: Niriqatiginnga aligns with this thematic network by addressing food security and food sovereignty in the Arctic. The project’s focus on enhancing food security through entrepreneurship, knowledge sharing, and community engagement resonates with the goals of this network.

UArctic Thematic Network on Local-Scale Planning, Climate Change, and Resilience: Alignment: The project’s efforts to address climate change, enhance resilience, and support community-based research align with this thematic network’s objectives. Niriqatiginnga contributes to community planning, local expertise, and resilience in the face of climate challenges.

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The Niriqatiginnga Pilot Project serves as a prototype social program, arts entrepreneurship and online marketplace incubating data- driven research and innovation, capacity building and collaborative partnerships to address food insecurity in northern communities. The program uses a fusion of creative arts and data-driven approaches to cultural entrepreneurship, through partnerships with northern Indigenous Elders and youth, local Winnipeg businesses, Manitoba farmers, food producers, artists and researchers.

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As a community program, nurturing the skills, knowledge, and networks of our future leaders, this unique, pilot program contributes beyond the success of its participants. Niriqatiginnga also lays foundations for sustainable and impactful business and entrepreneurship programming across the Kivalliq Region and Northern Manitoba.

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