Here is a list of food security, arts and community based research and resources we will be using for the Niriqatiginnga program. We are always looking for relevant and helpful resources to shape our food security project.

Niriqatiginnga will fuse food security, Arts Based and Community-Based Participatory Research, storytelling, qualitative and quantitative analysis and interdisciplinary approaches to build relationships between research institutions, academia, Indigenous community members and government. Areas of focus will include increasing community participation in early planning and development of food systems. Additional activities will focus on food system planning, training and skill development, innovation and technology adoption, enhancing individual and community resilience and climate change adaptation.

If you have any resources you would like to share that would help us, or if you are interested in learning more about the work we are doing, we would very much like to hear from you. For more information, please contact us at

Community Food Systems

Arctic Buying Company

Arctic Foods Innovation Cluster

Community Food Systems Incubator 

Chocolatier Constance Popp

Direct Farm Manitoba

Indigenous Food Lab

USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative

Manitoba Agriculture’s Food Development Centre

Niriqatiginnga: Consultation and Engagement Record

Northern Policy Hackathon Toolkit: Gordon Foundation

The UMD Land Lab Model 

University of Minnesota Land Lab 


Arctic Circle Assembly 2024: Hon. Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Government of Canada – Q&A

Atii! Let’s Do it! Healthy Living Interventions for Inuit Children, Youth and Families in Nunavut

Food is Belonging

I love Tina: Chocolatier Constance Popp

Niriqatiginnga Project Presentation, August 2023

Our People Our Climate – Workshop on Visualizing Climate Change for Impact

Recreating Environments of Inclusion with Maeva Gauthier

Recreating Environments of Inclusion with Marie-José Naud 

The Ripple Effect by Tony Eetak

What We’ve Learned So Far

Nutrition North Canada

Access and affordability of “healthy” foods in northern Manitoba? The need for Indigenous food sovereignty

Assessing the Effect of Food Retail Subsidies on the Price of Food in Remote Indigenous Communities: A Case Study of the Nutrition North Canada Subsidy Program

Compliance Assessment Summary Report: Arctic Buying Company Inc. (2021)

Compliance Review Report – Arctic Buying Company Inc. – Kivalliq (2012)

Food Security in Northern and Isolated Communities: Ensuring Equitable Access to Adequate and Healthy Food For All: Report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

From the Food Mail Program to Nutrition North Canada: The Impact on Food Insecurity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Families with Children

Galloway, T., & Li, N. (2023). Pass-through of subsidies to prices under limited competition: Evidence from Canada’s Nutrition North program. Journal of Public Economics, Volume 225, 104971. ISSN 0047-2727. doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2023.104971.

Northern leaders call for change as grocers fleece federal subsidy

Nutrition North Canada – Processes for Direct or Personal Orders Interview and Consultation with KPMG for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

Nutrition North Canada Reporting

Nutrition North Canada and the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Nutrition North Canada riddled with problems

Nutrition North Canada web site

Reports on the cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket (2020-2021)

Performance Measurement Strategy – 4.1.2 Nutrition North Canada (2016)

Reports on the Subsidy (2022)

Written Submission on Food Security in Northern Communities

Arts Based, Participatory Research and Adult Education

@1860 Winnipeg Arts

Global Dignity Canada

Handbook on Transdisciplinary Learning

How Global Dignity Impacts the SDGs

Knowledge for Change Consortium for Training in Community-Based Participatory Research


Live It Earth

Mentor Training Programme

Mobilizing Community & Academic Knowledge for Transformative Change

RESDA Knowledge Sharing Toolkit 

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis: The design and development of digital return platforms for Northern Indigenous heritage

TIME: How to Raise Hopeful Kids

The Uses of Ripple Effects Mapping

UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Case Studies, Programs and Institutions

A guide to writing professional services: Request for Proposals for a Building Project

Arctic Indigenous Youth, Climate Change and Food Culture (EALLU) II

Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse

CanNor Expressions of Interest 2024-2025

Case Study: Solberry Incorporated: Seabuckthorn Puree

Creative Entrepreneurship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Cultivating a digital heritage Social media and emerging technologies meet traditional knowledge and cultural history

Food Security Research Grant

Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth)

Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce Programs and Resources

Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce – Membership Directory

Labovitz School of Business and Economic, University of Minnesota Duluth

Mandate Letter the the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture

Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360

Manitoba Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

SDWG Work Plan 2019 – 2021

UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund

University of Victoria Community Based Research Lab

USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative

Strategies and Frameworks

Arctic and Northern Strategy Framework

ArcticNet Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

ArcticNet EDI Strategy Key Performance Indicators Report

ClimateTelling 2019: Community Voices on Climate Change and Health Adaptation in Northern Canada:

How leadership programs set young farmers up for success

Inuit Nunangat Food Security Strategy

Inuit Nunangat Food Security Strategy Implementation Plan 

Kindness Week Act (Canada)

Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint

Report of the Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education

Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education

Related Research and Papers

Breen, A.V. (2019). You do not belong here: Storying allyship in an ugly sweater. In S. Wilson, A.V. Breen & L. DuPré (Eds.). Research and reconciliation: Unsettling ways of knowing through Indigenous relationships. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Cai, J., Sun, H., Hu, X., & Zhang, W. (2023). How reverse information sharing supports pricing and sales effort decisions: Signaling game-based incentive mechanism design. Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 177, 108992. 

de Oliveira Jayme, Bruno & Heringer, Rebeca. (2022). The arts in individual transformation: examples from the recycling social movement in São Paulo, Brazil. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning. 8. 1-19. 10.15402/esj.v8i2.70757. 

Dzulkifli, Suriani & Sanford, Kathy & Clover, Darlene & Gelderman, Hannah & Henehan, Shelli & Voelkel, Micki. (2020). Eight Steps to Using Photo-elicitation and Rethinking the Field Trip.

Gutberlet, Jutta & de Oliveira Jayme, Bruno & Tremblay, Crystal. (2017). Arts-Based and Participatory Action Research with Recycling Cooperatives. 10.1057/978-1-137-40523-4_41. 

Galloway, T., & Li, N. (2023). Pass-through of subsidies to prices under limited competition: Evidence from Canada’s Nutrition North program. Journal of Public Economics, Volume 225, 104971. ISSN 0047-2727. doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2023.104971. 

Ives, Nicole & Sinha, Vandna & Leman, Dominique & Goren, Anna & Levy Powell, Robert & Thomson, Wendy. (2012). Exploring the Intersection of Culture and Education in Nunavik. Journal of Comparative Social Work. 7. 10.31265/jcsw.v7i1.78.

Katie Lavers, Jon Burtt & Emmanuel Bochud (2022) Cirqiniq: the decolonising of social circus in Nunavik,Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 13:2, 180-195, DOI: 10.1080/19443927.2022.2052174

Openjuru, Maxwell & Openjuru, George & Sanford, Kathy & de Oliveira Jayme, Bruno & Monk, David. (2022). Learning Informally: A Case for Arts Learning in Vocational Education and Training in Uganda. ENGAGE! Co-created Knowledge Serving the City. 4. 17-29. 10.18060/26078. 

Rahm, J. et al. (2019) The Contribution of Inuit Youth and Community-Driven Informal Educational Programs to Life-Long Learning and Perseverance. Journal of Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples, 3, p. 102-105.

Revealing the hidden costs of agrifood systems to enhance their value

Rice, C., Dion, S., Fowlie, H. & Breen, A.V. (2020). Identifying and working through settler ignorance. Critical Studies in Education. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2020.1830818

Schwan, Kaitlin & Lightman, Ernie. (2014). Cross-Cultural Conflict in Social Service Provision With Indigenous Youth: A Case Study of Power Dynamics in a Circus Program for Inuit Youth.

US Department of Agriculture: Complete Guide to Home Canning

S. Wilson, A.V. Breen, A.V. & L. DuPré (Eds.) (2019). Research and Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing through Indigenous Relationships. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Wilson, S., Breen, A.V., & DuPré, L. (2021). Mining for Culture or Researching for Justice? Unsettling Psychology through Indigenist Conversation. In K. C. McLean (Ed). Cultural methods in psychology: Describing and transforming cultures. Oxford University Press.