Joseph LeBlanc is the Director of the Social Planning Council of Sudbury, and has worked with First Nations communities throughout Northern Ontario on various food system issues. He speaks about indigenous food insecurity from several perspectives, including a discussion on the efficacy of federal programs set up to address these issues.
Johnny Issaluk, traditional Inuit athlete, hunter, and recipient of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions towards improving the health and community well-being among Nunavutmiut. Johnny speaks about the environmental changes he has noticed in the Arctic, as well as the significance of these changes on Inuit lifestyle.
Issac Murdoch is a traditional knowledge keeper of stories and ceremonial protocol from Serpent Lake First Nation in Ontario. Six months ago, together with artists Christi Belcourt and Erin Konsmo, he formed the Onaman Collective, a group that combines art activities with traditional knowledge, youth, Elders, and language. He spoke about the work that they do to empower youth to take care of the environment and ensure the future of their communities.
We thank Noel Anthony Mano from CFRU 93.3 FM in Guelph for his contribution.