From Igloos, To Microwaves

Abbygail Noah was driven south from Nunavut by a desire for an education, and by the high food prices in the north, where 70% of the population is food insecure.

Abbygail blames the high cost of food on changes in the Inuit culture. Before the Inuit lived off the land – but that has now changed due to a reliance on imported goods and services.

Today in Ottawa, Abbygail is struggling to support herself and her three-month old son, Thomas.

Unable to find work in the capital, and unable to afford to fly home, she says she’s trapped.