Programs meant to enhance food security and train the next generation of harvesters
“There are three new territorial government programs to help Northwest Territories harvesters and families going out on the land this fall.
The programs are meant to enhance food security by decreasing people’s reliance on store-bought food, which is costly in remote communities.
The government says the programs, which put a total of $330,000 toward supporting harvesters, will help provide knowledge and training to the next generation of hunters and trappers.
“It is my hope that this funding will help offset some of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities this year, while helping to build resiliency and self-reliance into the future,” Shane Thompson, minister of Environment and Natural Resources said in a news release about the programs.”