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How do you get people interested in climate action? Teach them how to skin a beaver, and to love the earth

A research group based out of York University is trying a different tack on climate change — using Indigenous knowledge.The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project conducts research on how to better protect the planet through Indigenous laws and lived experiences. One of those research projects looks at how to make people care about — and therefore […]

The “Rights of Manoomin”

Manoomin (wild rice) now has legal rights.  Both the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and the 1855 Treaty Authority have passed laws recognizing the “Rights of Manoomin” and establishing the authority to enforce those rights.  The resolutions state that “it has become necessary to provide a legal basis to protect wild rice and fresh water […]

Nipissing First Nation strongly connected to their lake

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION—”Nipissing First Nation are considered widely to be leaders in Indigenous fisheries.” This from University of Toronto researcher Nicole Latulippe. She recently presented her findings to Nipissing First Nation from her work with the Fish-WIKS research project. Nicole Latulippe on Nipissing First Nation presenting research on the Fish-WIKS project. […]

Professor Deb McGregor and the IEJ Project highlighted in the 2018 federal budget

Women Leaders in STEM: Professor Deborah McGregor, a cross-appointed Canada Research Chair at York University in Toronto, is advancing our understanding of environmental justice by melding the law, environmental studies and traditional Indigenous knowledge systems to investigate sustainability, water governancand security, and First Nations land management. Professor McGregor, who is Anishinaabe from Whitefish River First […]