Journal Articles


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Sources of exposure to lead in Arctic and subarctic regions: A scoping review. 

Stalwick JA, Ratelle M, Gurney KEB, Drysdale M*, Lazarescu C*, Comte J, Laird B, Skinner K.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 82, 2208810.

Dietary Intake estimated from a 24h recall questionnaire in First Nation and Métis communities in the Dehcho and Sahtú regions of the Northwest Territories, Canada

Ratelle M, Skinner K, Ramirez Prieto M*, Laird B.

Current Developments in Nutrition, 7 (5), 100055.

Characterizing the development and dissemination of dietary messaging in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories.

Gyapay J, Ostertag S, Wesche S, Laird B, Skinner K. 

Canadian Food Studies, 109(1), 103-129. DOI:

How can climate change and its interaction with other compounding risks be considered in evaluation? Experiences from Vietnam.

Lam S, Dodd W, Nguyen-Viet H, Unger F, Le TTH, Dang-Xuan S, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Harper SL.

2023 Apr;29(2):228-249. DOI: 10.1177/13563890231156954


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A guiding framework for needs assessment evaluations to embed digital tools with Indigenous communities.

Bhawra J, Buchan C, Green B, Skinner K, Katapally TR. 

PLoS ONE – Digital Health, 17(12), e0279282. DOI:

“I see beauty, I see art, I see design, I see love.” Findings from a resident-driven, co-designed gardening program in a long-term care facility.

Freeman S, Banner-Lukaris D, Labron M, Betkus G, Wood T, Branco E, Skinner K.

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, 42(7),288-300.

Informing the Co-Development of Culture Centered Dietary Messaging in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories.

Gyapay J, Noksana K*, Ostertag S, Wesche S, Laird B, Skinner K.

Nutrients. 14, 1915. DOI:

Use of Equine Assisted Learning to improve outcomes among Indigenous and at-risk youth: a scoping review.

Haig L, Skinner K.

Frontiers in Public Health. 10, 730644. DOI:

Drinking water perception and consumption in Canadian sub-arctic Indigenous communities and the importance for public health. 

Ratelle M, Spring A, Laird B, Simmons D, Andrew L, Scully A, Skinner K.

FACETS. 7(1), 343-359.

A comparative policy analysis of wild food policies across Ontario, Northwest Territories, and Yukon Territory, Canada.

Judge C, Spring A, Skinner K.

Frontiers in Communication. 7, 780391

“You can settle here”: immobility aspirations and capabilities among youth from rural Honduras.

Wyngaarden S, Humphries S, Skinner K, Lobo Tosta E, Zelaya Portillo V, Orellana P, Dodd W.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 48(3), 1-21. DOI:

Dietary intakes of traditional foods for Dene/Métis in the Dehcho and Sahtú regions of the Northwest Territories.

Ramirez Prieto M, Ratelle M, Laird B, Skinner K.

Nutrients. 14(2), 378.

“This helps you see life differently”: evaluating youth development and capability expansion in remote communities in Honduras.

Wyngaarden S, Humphries S, Skinner K, Lobo Tosta E, Zelaya Portillo V, Orellana P, Dodd W.

Progress in Development Studies. , 1-22. DOI:

An Intersectionality-Based Policy Analysis Examining the Complexities of Access to Wild Game and Fish for Urban Indigenous Women in Northwestern Ontario.

Phillipps B, Skinner K, Parker B, Neufeld H. 

Frontiers in Communication. 6, 762083. DOI:


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Safe food, dangerous lands? Traditional food and Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Robin T, Burnett K, Parker B, Skinner K

Frontiers in Communication. . 6, 749944. DOI:

The Use of Evaluability Assessments in Improving Future Evaluations: A Scoping Review of 10 Years of Literature (2008–2018). 

Lam S, Skinner K. 42, 4.

American Journal of Evaluation.

How and why are Theory of Change and Realist Evaluation used in food security contexts? A scoping review. 

Lam S, Dodd W, Wyngaarden S, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Harper SL.

Evaluation and Program Planning. 89, 102008. DOI:


Citizen science for climate change preparedness and self-governance in the digital era: The Food Equity and Environmental Data Sovereignty (FEEDS) project.

Bhawra J, Skinner K, Favel D, Green B, Coates K, Katapally T.

Journal of Medical and Internet Research (JMIR) Research Protocols, 10(9), e31389.


Strengthening sustainable northern food systems: federal policy constraints and potential opportunities.

Wilson A, Levkoe C, Andree P, Skinner K, Spring A, Wesche S, Galloway T.

Arctic, 73(3), 292-311. 


Enhancing capacity for climate change and food security action in the NWT through community-university research partnerships.

Spring A, Skinner K, Wesche S, Fresque-Baxter J, Brockington M*, Bayha G, Dodd W, Dutton J, Fillion M, Kenny T-A, Laird B, Latta A, MacLean J, Menard K, Ostertag S, Ratelle M, Zoe JB, Simba M, Zoe JB (the C4FS Team).

Northern Public Affairs, 6(3), 63-67. Hotii ts’eeda Special Issue: Working Together for Good Health 


Life stories of food agency, health and resilience in a rapidly gentrifying urban centre: Building a multidimensional concept of food access. Social Science and Medicine.

Ong V, Skinner K, Minaker L.

Social Science and Medicine, 280, 114074.


Human Biomonitoring Results of Contaminant and Nutrient Biomarkers in Old Crow, Yukon, Canada.

Science of the Total Environment, 760, 143339.

Drysdale M, Ratelle M, Skinner K, Garcia-Barrios J, Gamberg M, Williams M, Majowicz S, Bouchard M, Stark K, Chalil D, Laird B.


Game bird consumption in Dene communities of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Ratelle M, Haig L, Laird B, Skinner K.

Public Health Nutrition, 24(6), 1229-1239.


How are climate actions evaluated? A review of United Nations food security evaluations.

Lam S, Dodd W, Berrang-Ford L, Ford J, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Harper SL.

Global Food Security, 28, 100509.


Virtual Barriers: The Challenges of an Online Transition for the Yellowknife Farmers Market in response to COVID-19 and the Sustainability implications in the Northern Food Context.

Radcliffe J, Skinner K, Spring A, Picard L, Benoit F, Dodd W.

Nutrition Journal, 20, 12.


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Sharing Indigenous foods through stories and recipes.

Skinner K, Neufeld HT, Murray E, Hajtoo S, Andrews L, Garret A.

Journal of Educational Gerontology, 47(7), 285-296.


Drivers and health implications of the dietary transition among Inuit in the Canadian Arctic: A scoping review. 

Little M, Hagar H, Zivot C*, Dodd W, Skinner K, Kenny T-A, Caughey A, Gaupholm J, Lemire M.

Public Health Nutrition, 24(9), 2650-2668.

Examination of tools associated with the evaluation of knowledge uptake and utilization: a scoping review. 

Bhawra J, Skinner K.

Evaluation and Program Planning, 83, 101875.

‘You need ID to get ID’: A scoping review of social determinants as barriers and facilitators to obtaining personal identification in North America.

Sanders C, Burnett K, Lam S, Hassan M, Skinner K.

Environmental Research and Public Health 2020; 17, 4227. doi:10.3390/ijerph17124227 (Special Issue: Rural Health Disparities 2020)

Food Frequency Questionnaire assessing traditional food consumption in Dene/Métis communities, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Ratelle M, Skinner K, Packull McCormick S, Laird B.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2020; 79(1).

The retail food environment, store foods, and diet and health among Indigenous populations: A scoping review.

Luongo G*, Skinner K, Phillipps B, Yu Z, Martin D, Mah C.

Current Obesity Reports, 9, 288-306.


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Fostering implementation of knowledge into health practice: study protocol for the validation and redevelopment of the Knowledge Uptake and Utilization Tool (KUUT).

Shankar S, Skinner K, Morton Ninomiya M, Bharwa J.

Health Research Policy and Systems 2019; 17(105). doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0503-5

Use of digital storytelling workshop to foster development of intergenerational relationships and preserve culture with the Nak’azdli First Nation: Findings from the Nak’azdli Lha’hutit’en Project.

Freeman S, Martin J, Nash C, Hausknecht S, Skinner K.

Canadian Journal on Aging 2019; 1-10. doi:

How is gender being addressed in the international development literature? A meta-evaluation.

Lam S, Dodd W, Whynot J, Skinner K.

Research Evaluation, rvy042 2019: 1-11. doi: 10.1093/reseval/rvy042

Community-based monitoring of Indigenous food security in a changing climate: Global trends and future directions.

Lam S, Dodd W, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Zivot C, Ford J, Garcia PJ, IHACC Research Team, Harper SL.

Environmental Research Letters 2019; 14: 1-14. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab13e4


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Implementation of human biomonitoring in the in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Ratelle M, Skinner K, Laird M, Majowicz S, Brandow D, Packull McCormick S, Bouchard M, Dieme D, Stark K, Henao J, Hanning R, Laird B.

Archives of Public Health 2018; 76(73). doi: 10.1186/s13690-018-0318-9

The community food environment and food insecurity in Sioux Lookout, Ontario: Understanding the relationships between food, health, and place.

Parker B, Burnett K, Hay T, Skinner K.

Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 2018; 14: 1-18.doi; 10.1080/19320248.2018.1537867

First Nations Elders’ perspectives of engagement in community programs in Nak’azdli Whut’en, British Columbia, Canada.

Tonkin R, Freeman S, Martin J, Ward V, Skinner K.

Canadian Journal of Public Health 2018; 109(5-6): 717-725. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0125-7

Design of a human biomonitoring community-based project in the Northwest Territories Mackenzie Valley, Canada, to investigate the links between nutrition, contaminants, and country foods.

Ratelle M, Laird M, Majowicz S, Skinner K, Swanson H, Laird B.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2018; 77(1): 1510714. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2018.1510714

From bitter to sweet: Continuing the conversation on Indigenous food sovereignty through sharing stories, engaging communities, and embracing culture. Guest Editorial for the Special Issue on Indigenous Food.

Skinner K, Robin Martens T, Cidro J, Burnett K.

Canadian Food Studies 2018; 5(2): 3-8. doi: 10.15353/cfs-rcea.v5i2.323


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Retail food environments, shopping experiences, First Nations, and the provincial Norths.

Burnett K, Skinner K, Hay T, LeBlanc J, Chambers L.

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention 2017; 37(10): 333-341. (Special issue: The Food Environment in Canada, Part II)

Health and nutritional literacy of New Zealand nursing students.

Chepulis L, Mearns G, Skinner K.

Journal of Nursing Education 2017; 56(1): 43-48.

Sugar content of children’s beverages available in New Zealand supermarkets.

Chepulis L, Mearns G, Skinner K.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2017; 41(3): 321-322.

Foodborne and waterborne illness in Canadian Indigenous populations: A scoping review.

Jung JKH, Skinner K.

Canada Communicable Disease Report 2017; 43(1): 7-13.


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Challenges in assessing food environments in northern and remote communities in Canada.

Skinner K, Burnett K, Martin D, Williams P, Stothart C, LeBlanc J, Veeraraghavan G, Sheedy A.

Canadian Journal of Public Health 2016; 107(Suppl 1): eS60-eS53. doi: 10.17269/CJPH.107.5324 (Retail Food Environment Supplement)

Eating in the city: A review of the literature on food insecurity and Indigenous people living in urban spaces.

Skinner K, Pratley E, Burnett K.

Societies 2016; 6(2): 7. doi: 10.3390/soc6020007


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From Food Mail to Nutrition North Canada: Reconsidering federal food subsidy programs for Northern Ontario.

Burnett K, Skinner K, LeBlanc J.

Canadian Food Studies 2015; 2(1): 141-156.

The diets of school-aged Aboriginal youth in Canada: A systematic review of the literature.

Gates A, Skinner K, Gates M.

Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2015; 28(3): 246-261. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12246


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The implementation of a community greenhouse in a remote, sub-arctic First Nations community in Ontario, Canada: a descriptive case study.

Skinner K, Hanning RM, Metatawabin J, Tsuji LJS.

Rural and Remote Health 2014; 14:2545.

Prevalence and severity of household food insecurity of First Nations people living in an on-reserve, sub-Arctic community within the Mushkegowuk Territory.

Skinner K, Hanning RM, Tsuji LJS.

Public Health Nutrition 2014; 17(1): 31-39. doi: 10.1017/S1368980013001705


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Future food system research priorities: A sustainable food systems perspective from Ontario, Canada.

Blay-Palmer A, Knezevic I, Andree P, Balamingie P, Landman K, Mount P, Nelson C, Nelson E, Stahlbrand L, Stroink M, Skinner K.

Journal of Agriculture, Food, Society, and Community Development 2013; 3(4): 227-234.

Giving voice to food insecurity in a remote indigenous community in sub-arctic Ontario, Canada: traditional ways, ways to cope, ways forward.

Skinner K, Hanning RM, Desjardins E, Tsuji LJS.

BMC Public Health 2013; 13: 427. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-427


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The impact of a school snack program on the dietary intake of grade six to ten First Nation students living in a remote community in northern Ontario, Canada.

Skinner K, Hanning RM, Metatawabin J, Martin ID, Tsuji LJS.

Rural and Remote Health 2012; 12(3): 2122.

Using a SWOT analysis to inform healthy eating and physical activity strategies for a remote First Nations community in Canada.

Skinner K, Hanning RM, Sutherland C, Edwards-Wheesk R, Tsuji LJS.

American Journal of Health Promotion 2012; 26(6): e159-170. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.061019136

Vegetable and fruit intakes of on-reserve First Nations schoolchildren compared to national averages and current recommendations.

Gates A, Hanning RM, Gates M, Skinner K, Martin ID, Tsuji LJS.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2012; 9(4): 1379-1397.

Traditional food consumption behaviour and concern with environmental contaminants among Cree schoolchildren of the Mushkegowuk Territory.

Hlimi T, Skinner K, Hanning RM, Martin ID, Tsuji LJS.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2012; 71.


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A Cree perspective on gathering community input for physical activity programming in the Mushkegowuk Territory.

Sutherland C, Skinner K, Hanning RM, Montgomery M, Tsuji LJS.

Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 2007; 5(1): 169-184.

Developing a tool to measure knowledge exchange outcomes.

Skinner K.

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 2007; 22(1): 49-73.


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Disparity in a prosperous land.

Skinner K.

Alternatives Journal; 32(2): 14.

Barriers and supports for healthy eating and physical activity for First Nation youths in northern Canada.

Skinner K, Hanning RM, Tsuji LJS.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2006; 65(2): 148-161.