The Łútsël K’é Dene First Nation is launching a wild food kitchen as a result of a federal investment.
This comes as part of a nearly $56,000 fund to reduce food insecurity across the Northwest Territories, according to a press release issued by Michael McLeod, NWT MP.
The money comes from the Local Food Infrastructure Fund — a five-year program established under the Food Policy for Canada.
The goal of the funding is to strengthen local food systems in the medium and long term, the need for which has increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the release says.
The funding will allocate $25,000 to Northern Farm Training Institute, $19,385 to Tłı̨chǫ Łeàgı̨ą Tsʾı̨ı̨lı̨ Kǫ (Tłı̨chǫ Friendship Centre) and $11,500 to Łútsël K’é Dene First Nation.
The LKDFN wild food kitchen will also function as a community kitchen where meals using traditional foods can be processed and cooked together, the release says.