4 Northerners appointed to Nutrition North's Advisory Board - including 3 Inuit women

Minister for Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal has announced four new appointments to Nutrition North’s Advisory Board – all of them are Northerners and three Inuit women.

Brenda Jancke, Beth Kotierk, Janice Gray-Scott and Dr. Sarah Jane Cook will join the seven-person board of directors.

Your job will be to provide advice on the Nutrition North program, which aims to make nutritious foods and some other essential products more available and affordable in the North.

“Through hard work and strong partner support, the program of locally led solutions for northerners will continue to improve from northerners,” Vandal said in a press release announcing the appointments.

The new board members come from a wide variety of areas. Beth Kotierk is a civil attorney in Iqaluit and the Vice President of the Qajuqturvik Community Food Center.

Brenda Jancke lives in Cambridge Bay, where she is the Regional Director of the Department of Family Services.

Brenda Jancke, Regional Director of the Department of Family Services, is shown here taking photos in Cambridge Bay in 2017. (Kate Kyle / CBC)

Janice Gray-Scott is a harvest worker who worked for the Aupaluk Cooperative Association in Nunavik.

And Yellowknifer Dr. Sarah Cook previously served as the District Medical Director for the Northwest Territories Health and Welfare Agency.

Nutrition North includes several programs including one that subsidizes expensive groceries, one that grants traditional harvesters, and a nutrition education program.