Our Nature, Our Food, Our Future – a project on food as bearer of culture and identity in the Arctic

Through a three-legged approach under the theme ‘Our Nature, Our Food, Our Future’, the project aims to highlight food as both shaper of identity, as well as bearer of culture within the Nordic and Arctic regions.

Focusing on developing seal as a part of the Northern cuisine, proposing an Arctic food revolution and engaging young people from minority areas in the region, the project seeks to establish a pride in the Northern identity, ensure access to traditional food and build cultural and social capital among the people of the Arctic territories.

The project organised a number of workshops – Reinventing the seal – for and by chefs from the Nordic and Arctic countries. The workshops explored new ways of using seal meat, both at home and as a potential export.

Applicant: Inuit Sila

Countries: Denmark, Åland, Greenland, Canada

Project start and expected to be finalized in 2016.

Copyright pictures: Silje Bergum Kinsten/norden.org