2015 Keynote Address

Food and Health on the Western Reserves: The Deep Roots of Indigenous Food Insecurity, Dr. James Daschuk

Many First nations Communities have endured more than a century of struggle in their quest for safe and reliable nutrition. Since the settling of the reserves in western Canada, food has been a key variable in shaping indigenous health. This presentation surveys the role of food in the evolution of health inequity in the western provinces today. / Nombre de communautés au sein des Premières nations luttent depuis plus d’un siècle afin de fournir une nourriture saine et sécuritaire à leurs membres. Depuis la création des réserves dans l’Ouest canadien, l’alimentation est devenue un élément central influençant la santé des autochtones. Cette communication recense le rôle de la nourriture dans l’évolution des inégalités en santé dans les provinces de l’Ouest aujourd’hui.

About the Keynote Speaker, Dr. James DaschukJIm%20Photofrom%20Don%20HallSept%202014

Originally from Timmins, Ontario, James Daschuk received his B.A. in Anthropology and Canadian Studies from Trent University. His M.A. and PhD in Canadian History are from the University of Manitoba. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina and a researcher with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU). His book is Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life (University of Regina).

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This recording was produced by the University of Ottawa. CAFS would like to thank the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the University of Ottawa for funding support to make this recording available.