How one Alberta First Nation addressed food security in an isolated, northern community – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 202077 Views

Councillor says the low cost grocery store has had the biggest positive impact on the community in 20 years

Feb 20, 2020

Residents in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., say a community-owned grocery store has changed their eating habits for the better.

In August 2018, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation opened the K’ai Tailé Market, a grocery store with a mandate to provide affordable, fresh food for residents. It’s not a profit-driven model.

The ACFN spent $7 million on the store.

The store, whose name in Dene ​means “people of the land of the willow,” opened in response to community concerns about food prices and food security.

Fort Chipewyan is only accessible by road in the winter months. The rest of the year, goods need to be flown in.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-chipewyan-food-security-1.5469384

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