The Indigenous environmental justice project (IEJ) project is designed to advance the theory and practice of environmental justice by engaging Indigenous knowledge and laws. IEJ draws on a set of assumptions about the place of humanity in a world we share with other beings. Our long-term goal is to develop a knowledge sharing framework based on the lived experience of Indigenous peoples to enable a vision of justice that supports the continuance of life. Over the past 8 years over 60 student research assistants have contributed to the development of the project website, symposiums, speaker series, research, podcasts, videos, youth initiatives, and social media.
Indigenous Climate Change Futures
This SSHRC-funded project (2021-2025) seeks to better understand climate justice issues facing Indigenous peoples and propose viable approaches to seeking a sustainable climate future on Indigenous peoples’ own terms.
The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project
A SSHRC-funded initiative (2016-2021) based out of York University that aimed to develop a distinctive EJ framework that is informed by Indigenous knowledge systems, laws, concepts of justice and the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples.
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Climate Crisis: An Indigenous Perspective
The video was created as part of an International climate workshop to provide a youth perspective on Indigenous knowledge, practices, and multi-generational approaches to addressing the climate crisis. The video was filmed in Chippewa of the Thames First Nation and along Deshkaan Ziibii (Antler River). Credits: Dionovan Grosbeck (Speaker) Tia Kennedy (Speaker) Hillary McGregor (Speaker) Walter Darr Sands (Director, Producer, Videographer, Editor).
Special Issue: International Association for Great Lakes Research
What is Indigenous Environmental Justice?
Why Indigenous Environmental Justice Matters
Understanding Indigenous Environmental Justice
Talking Treaties, Indigenous Governance & Land Relations
This episode of Rair Digital Dialogues features Dr. Deborah McGregor and discusses rematriation, land back, treaties, Indigenous food sovereignty, and accountability in our relations with one another, other than human beings, and the land.
The knowledge of Anishinabek peoples provides a different insight into environmental issues and can change how we explore solutions for reconciliation.