arctic policy hackathon - FINAL POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS - OCTOBER 2022 | REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
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arctic policy hackathon - FINAL POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS - OCTOBER 2022 | REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

21 October 2022

Summary

Bringing the policy recommendations from these young leaders to the 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly allows Arctic states and stakeholders the opportunity to engage with the next generation, to bring new voices to the forefront, and listen with open minds to cutting edge policy recommendations on a crucial issue facing the entire Arctic. [...] Together we built these recommendations on our shared youth perspective of a sustainable stewardship model which includes the 4 R’s of respect, reciprocity, responsibility, and redistribution of our food resources.1 Bringing together local and Indigenous representatives on food sovereignty recommendations has aimed to rectify the gap of misunderstandings and move forward with policy that benefits. [...] Recommendation Relevant levels of government support and subsidize Arctic and Indigenous harvesters and small-scale, locally owned and operated businesses to sell their products while enabling consumers to make informed decisions around who they decide to purchase their food from. [...] Recommendation Relevant levels of government provide incentives for equitable access to nutritious and culturally appropriate foods (e.g., Local and Indigenous foods at stores, co-ops, and subsidies; promote Indigenous and locally owned and operated businesses). [...] Implement a similar program that extends to the culture and traditions related to food products across the Arctic, acknowledging the importance of certain food traditions and cultures to Arctic Indigenous Peoples and other local Arctic communities.

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Canada