Food Security

Our community is taking steps to be self-sufficient in food through traditional harvesting and sharing, and food production in our community gardens.

Harvesting and Sharing

Every year the community goes for an annual fall hunt in late September. The hunt usually takes two weeks and during this time local businesses and schools close, and community members travel to camps around the lake. Community members share their harvest and meat is delivered to households in the community.

Community Gardens

SKFN community gardens were initiated by the creation of our Community Agriculture Strategy, which was a collaboration with the Sambaa K’e Development Corporation and other partners. The purpose was to map and plan for sustainable production and sale of fruits and vegetables in the community.

The community gardens are in the middle of town and near the old airport. The types of food planted include:

  • Potatoes (Yukon, Red, Purple)
  • Kale
  • Red Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Shards
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchinis
  • Variety of lettuce (Iceberg, Asian, coloured)
  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pumpkins
  • Herbs
  • Sunflowers
  • Green peppers
  • Hot peppers
  • Eggplants
  • Peas
  • Variety of tomatoes

In addition to growing and harvesting food, the community celebrates local food production that involve food cooking circles and sharing recipes.

Food Catering

The Sambaa K’e First Nation offers local catering services and will provide meals, snacks, and drink for local events and gatherings. Please contact the First Nation Office (867) 206-2800 for information about local catering.


Please contact the Sambaa K’e First Nation office if you would like to learn more about the community gardens and catering services: (867) 206-2800.

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