Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw Food Security Project - Phase 1


The Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw Food Security Project sought to understand the current realities of food security in Gitwinksihlkw and provide recommendations towards supporting and enhancing food security that are at the intersection of health, cultural traditions, jobs, business opportunities, and sustainable practices. The project involved engaging the community and conduct a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis. The objective of the assessment was to provide a well-informed foundation for a future, larger in-depth agriculture and food study in the area. This initial report culminated in a set of recommended actions for initiating community-led food and agriculture projects.

Upon completion, the Nisga'a village of Gitwinksihlkw was successful in securing federal funding to complete the Agriculture Assets and Opportunities Study, for which Upland was also contracted.