Food Systems Lens on the Minister of Indigenous Services’s Mandate Letter

Find here the Minister of Indigenous Services (Patty Hajdu)’s mandate letter.

Below, you will find sub-headers noting the priorities related to food systems. We included what we believe to be significant gaps in this letter.

Food system priorities within this mandate include:

• Continue to make sure that Indigenous children get the care they need: fully fund Jordan’s Principle; fully fund the Inuit Child First Initiative; and work with the Métis Nation to fund the unique needs of Métis children.

•  Support the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in fully implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act across government.

Gaps identified by Food Secure Canada in this mandate letter include:

• Advancing Indigenous Food Sovereignty