“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99”
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.
ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross
These people are starving for a reason.
have been starving
to death for years.
Reblogging for the extra articles.
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them.
Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this! This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.
Ah a serious, anthropological crisis. Reblogging so this can gain some more exposure. I don’t know a lot about Inuit culture but I’m assuming that the hunting of whales are crucial for survival because vegetation isn’t abundant in circumpolar environments? Can someone inform me? Also tell me why setting a strict quota on whaling affects other food prices in Nanavut? I’m terribly inept when it comes to economy :x
Okay, some things about inquiries like this (boldings mine):
How do you make this an ANTHROPOLOGICAL crisis when REAL PEOPLE ARE IMPOVERISHED AND STARVING?
How do you ask questions like how do externally imposed hunting quotas figure in indigenous communities with ridiculously high food prices in a thread that has already supplied more than a few sources for your perusal on those exact themes?
Like wtf. Please inform.
I wanted to add that I had further conversation with someone who lives in the area, an they added some good points regarding how many aboriginal communities are so impoverished that even hunting isn’t much of an option anymore. I feel like my point still stands that perception is what affect real policy and changing people’s perceptions of indigenous people and their lives is paramount to changing their/our situation.
And also wanted to clarify that my voice is coming from being an indigenous person trying to fight the idea that we “all died out”, “don’t exist anymore”, and/or are “imaginary or magical creatures”.
This is exactly (anthropological crisis? fuck you!) what I’m talking about when it comes to people ROMANTICIZING aboriginal and native cultures, and using that as a way to distance themselves from actual children starving. THAT is what I’m trying to express.
I’m not trying to speak for anyone affected by this; as a matter of fact I think i have probably overstepped. And for that I apologize.
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