Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice
PhD Forestry, University of Toronto
MES Environmental Studies, York University
BSc Psychology, University of Toronto
Indigenous Environmental Justice; Indigenous Governance; Sustainability; Water Governance; Indigenous Intellectual Traditions.
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As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, cross-appointed with Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environment and Urban Change at York University, I am at the forefront of Indigenous environmental justice research as well as Indigenous research theory and practice. My work has focused on Indigenous knowledge systems and their various applications in diverse contexts including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, climate justice, and Indigenous research theory and methodologies.
Over the years, I have achieved international recognition for both the content of my research and my innovative approach to knowledge mobilization using digital and social media to engage Indigenous communities and the interested public. Examples of my work can be found on the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project website https://iejproject.info.yorku.ca/ and the UKRI International Collaboration on Indigenous Research https://www.indigenous.ncrm.ac.uk/. I also spend a great deal of time engaging students in my work and supporting them in their own, with significant focus in the following : Indigenous climate justice, food security/sovereignty, Indigenous legal orders/governance, water justice/governance, Indigenous knowledges systems, rights of nature/legal personhood, conservation and sustainability.
Recognition & Awards
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2 Renewal) Indigenous Environmental Justice
- York University Research Leader Award
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Indigenous Environmental Justice
- Recognition of Achievement, Whitefish River First Nation, Birch Island
- Outstanding Aboriginal Graduate, Great Minds Communication Program, University of Toronto