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food security
wage economy
traditional harvesting
mixed economy
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University of Alberta
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Todd, Zoe Sarah Croucher
Supervisor and department
Parlee, Brenda (Department of Rural Economy)
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Goddard, Ellen (Department of Rural Economy)
Vallianatos, Helen (Department of Anthropology)
Krogman, Naomi (Department of Rural Economy)
Department of Rural Economy

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This study examines the influence of the wage economy on food security in Paulatuk, NT, and aims to illustrate: a) how individuals are participating in the wage economy and traditional economy in Paulatuk, and in turn how this influences their ability to procure food from the land, as illustrated in Chapter 2; and b) the impact of income on the ability of residents to procure food from the store and through the Food Mail program, as shown in Chapter 3. The thesis aims to answer the question: “how does the wage economy affect the ability of individuals to procure food from the land and the store in Paulatuk, NT?” The influence of the wage economy on the traditional economy must be considered holistically, and store-bought and country foods must be considered as two equal parts of the food security equation in Paulatuk.
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