Manitoba and the Federal Government are working to revitalize traditional food systems under the Sustainable CAP program.

Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn says they are working with Indigenous communities to bring and expand traditional ways of growing food, train workers and grow businesses in the agriculture sector.

This year, 26 projects have been funded, totalling $1.52 million, and applications are now open for next year’s funding.

One of the projects is the Long Plain First Nation Community Wellness’ Hunting and Gathering, Foraging and Processing Project.

The project is designed to enhance current community food systems through the development of new food harvesting and preservation processes to ensure that food is properly preserved and available for consumption throughout the year.

Applications are now being accepted for next year's funding until July.

For more information on the Indigenous Agriculture and Relationship Development Program and to apply for funding, visit