Food insecurity, meaning unreliable access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food, negatively affects nutrition and health. In Canada, Indigenous households experience higher rates of food insecurity than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Dr. Treena Delormier is working to come up with concrete solutions to this ongoing problem.
As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Nutrition and Food Sovereignty, she is trying to enhance our understanding of food security and sovereignty in order to improve nutrition and support traditional food systems and healthy futures. Delormier and her research team are working with Indigenous community partners to create innovative new methods of valuing Indigenous perspectives and identifying promising practices that support self-governance, nutrition and food security.