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Anyone who has ever spent any time in Canada's North knows that basic, healthy food is excruciatingly expensive, while what is available on store shelves is severely limited.
Historically, the Inuit, Dene, Cree, Innu and other peoples of the North relied on the land. When things were good, they could fashion a decent, balanced diet for themselves.
They had high-quality, lean meat from caribou, moose, arctic hare, ptarmigan, beaver and muskrat and, for coastal peoples, from sea mammals such as whales and seals.