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Indigenous Food (In)Security

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  • Q1
    What does the term 'food insecurity' refer to?
    The absence of high end fresh produce in grocery stores.
    Lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
    Excessive consumption of unhealthy food.
    A lack of food options for people with dietary restrictions.
  • Q2
    What is the definition of food deserts?
    Regions with an excess of food waste.
    Farms that cultivate a variety of crops.
    Neighborhoods with an abundance of grocery stores.
    Areas without access to affordable and nutritious food.
  • Q3
    What is the meaning of the term 'food sovereignty'?
    The regulation of food production and distribution by government agencies.
    The dominance of a particular type of cuisine in a region.
    The availability of a wide variety of food products in supermarkets.
    The right of people to control their own food systems.
  • Q4
    What is the term used to describe the practice of growing crops and raising animals for food in a limited space, often in urban areas?
    Urban farming
    Subsistence farming
    Industrial agriculture
  • Q5
    What is the primary cause of food waste in "developed" countries?
    Lack of proper food preservation methods.
    Food being discarded by consumers and retailers.
    Food spoiling during transportation and storage.
    Inefficient farming practices.
  • Q6
    What is one of the main causes of food insecurity in Indigenous communities?
    Access to fast food restaurants
    Lack of interest in traditional foods
    Insufficient agricultural skills
    Limited access to traditional lands and resources
  • Q7
    What is one of the challenges faced by Indigenous communities in accessing fresh and affordable food?
    Lack of interest in healthy foods
    Too many fast food restaurants
    Remote locations and limited transportation options
    Inefficient food production systems
  • Q8
    What is a common approach to addressing food security in Indigenous communities?
    Enforcing mandatory agricultural practices
    Importing foreign food products
    Promoting sustainable traditional food systems
    Implementing strict dietary restrictions
  • Q9
    Which of the following is not a potential consequence of food insecurity?
    Increased physical fitness
    Mental health issues
    Impaired cognitive development
    Poor physical health
  • Q10
    What percentage of households in Canada experience food insecurity?
  • Q11
    What percentage of Indigenous people living off-reserve are food insecure in Canada?
  • Q12
    Which age group in Canada is most affected by food insecurity?
    Middle-aged adults
    Elderly population
    Young adults
    Children and youth
  • Q13
    Which of the following groups experiences the highest food insecurity?
    Indigenous people in urban areas
    White people in urban areas
    Indigenous people on-reserve
    White people in rural areas
  • Q14

    An issue with government statistics on Indigenous food insecurity is:

    It does not include on-reserve people

    It does not include people living in large urban areas

    It does not include people in the territories

    It overestimates levels of food insecurity

  • Q15

    In which areas are Indigenous peoples more likely to eat traditional foods? (According to FNFNES) 

    BC and Northern Communities

    Large urban areas such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

    The Atlantic provinces (PEI, NS, NB)

    Southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba


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