Indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the Americas is a 2013 report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
The Western Hemisphere is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the world. They are the last peoples who are not colonized and who do not have permanent relations with today's predominant national societies.
This report takes a look a the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation or initial contacts and seeks to identify the main threats these people face and the actions required to ensure respect for their rights and their physical and cultural survival.
(Source: Organisation of American States)
A report on Canadian food insecurity, released this week by Statistics Canada, found that malnourishment in the North increased during the first year of the Nutrition North program.
From the CBC:
The Statistics Canada report focused on the most recent food security data available, for the year 2011/2012. That was the same year the Nutrition North program, which aimed to address high food prices in Canada's territories by paying a shipping subsidy directly to retailers, was introduced.
However, that same year, the number of households that couldn't afford a healthy diet increased in all three territories — in Nunavut, climbing from an already staggering 32 per cent of households to 36.7 per cent.
Food insecurity is when people can't afford enough food, or the right variety of foods needed for a healthy diet. Nunavut has the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada, at 36.7 per cent. The Northwest Territories is second at 13.7 per cent, and the Yukon third, at 12.4 per cent.
This map, published as part of a report by the University of Toronto, shows household food insecurity by province and territory.
(Source: Canadian Geographers)