Since 2016, members of the IEJ have initiated and participated in several projects. Read about the projects below.
For a list of the publications that resulted from these projects, see Publications.
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.
The Significance of Water
MES Graduate and IEJ Project team member Nasreen Hussain created a video for the completion of her MES program. The purpose of this film is to provide viewers with a fresh perspective on water and what we can do to help re-purpose the current relationship humans have with it.
Indigenous Legal Methodologies and Water Governance in Canada
Laura Grace MacLean wrote a Major Research Paper which examined several of the methodologies that currently exist for uncovering and understanding Indigenous laws in Canada and analyzed some applications along with the similarities and differences between them.
A link to her MRP can be found at: https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/34790
The Impacts of Climate Change on the Health and Well-being of the Peoples of Whitefish River First Nation
Mahisha Sritharan wrote a Major Research Paper aimed to address how a First Nations community’s health and well-being is being impacted by climate change.
A link to her MRP can be found at: https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/34840
Anishinaabe & Cimate Justice: An Indigenous Food Sovereignty Approach
Jayce Chiblow wrote a Major Research Paper demonstrating how Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island are experiencing climate change at an accelerated rate.
A link to her MRP can be found at: https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/36980
"We are the Movement": Tkaranto-based Indigenous Youth Explore Environmental (In)Justice
Megan Dellavilla wrote a Major Research Paper that examined how to better support Indigenous youth in their efforts to move toward (environmental) justice while simultaneously striving to ensure that the voices of city-based, Indigenous youth are represented.
A link to her MRP can be found at: https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/36016