COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life."
-World Food Summit, 1996
The purpose of our Community Food Network is to provide a space to connect, share, celebrate, ask questions, and post resources about food-related activities and opportunities among the NmTC member Nations
The Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council Community Food Network (NmTC CFN) is a virtual space for NmTC member First Nations working in a variety of food-related roles within their communities to come together to share and develop their ideas, knowledge and skills on a variety of food topics, brainstorm through challenges they may be facing, and encourage and uplift one another in their work.
The network emerged a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic when many First Nations experienced interruptions and restrictions affecting food supply and access. This resulted in emergency procurement arrangements, new community partnerships, and renewed urgency for long-term community-based food production through traditional harvesting, community gardens, farms, and other means.