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EUC Seminar Series to discuss the Toronto Purchase

EUC Seminar Series to discuss the Toronto Purchase

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) Seminar Series Polishing the Chain: Treaty Relations in Toronto continues Monday, Feb. 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss “The So-Called Toronto Purchase.” This is the fifth seminar in the Polishing the Chain, 2021-2022 EUC Seminar Series. The event will welcome panel speakers Margaret Sault, acting executive director of intergovernmental

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No More Arrests? What The Latest Ruling Means For Fairy Creek Protestors

No More Arrests? What The Latest Ruling Means For Fairy Creek Protestors

The importance of Indigenous knowledge systems Working with First Nations is vital, and in B.C, is the law. The province is legally obligated to consult First Nations on land and resource decisions that may impact them, Deborah McGregor, an associate professor at York University and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, tells Refinery29. This is critically important as

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Building the capacity for accountable Irish-Mi'kmaq relationships through research

Building the capacity for accountable Irish-Mi'kmaq relationships through research

What are the links between the past and present impacts of colonization in Éire and colonization in Mi’kma’ki? How might deepening our understandings of these potential links inform accountable and decolonial relationships between the Irish and the Mi’kmaq? Since 2019, Aedan Alderson's doctoral research at the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) has allowed

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Polishing the Chain: Treaty relations in Toronto

Polishing the Chain: Treaty relations in Toronto

What does it mean to be a treaty person in Toronto? Toronto is the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee Confederacies. It is also one of the most culturally diverse cities on Earth. There is a web of historical treaties that were negotiated on these lands - agreements that hold continued relevance and

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Indigenous Art and Curatorial Practice

Indigenous Art and Curatorial Practice

Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers Funding: York Research Chair Term: 2021-2026 The research will focus on contemporary Indigenous art considering the varied values and functions of elements, such as medicine plants and language, sound, and knowledge. A project team will be built to consider the culturally specific approaches of contemporary Indigenous media artists, and to understand

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Indigenous Climate Change Futures: Envisioning Well-Being with the Earth

Indigenous Climate Change Futures: Envisioning Well-Being with the Earth

Principal Investigator: Deborah McGregor/Co-Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant. Term: 2021-2025. The project aims to define what it means to "live well" from a self-determined Indigenous perspective. Building on previous SSHRC-funded research, the project team will focus specifically on the Anishinaabek concept of mino-mnaamodzawin (well-being with all life) as aframework for envisioning Indigenous-derived climate

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Carrying Knowledge: Indigenous Artists' Archives

Carrying Knowledge: Indigenous Artists' Archives

Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Term: 2021-2023. The project is the first exploration of the informal archives that result from the work of Indigenous artists and filmmakers. Since these important archives hold linguistic, social and environmental histories related to Indigenous rights and interests in Canada, their care is of particular interest

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Jurisdiction Back: Infrastructure beyond Extractivism

Jurisdiction Back: Infrastructure beyond Extractivism

Co-Principal Investigators: Dayna Nadine Scott and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark. Funding: SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund. Term: 2021-2023. Resource conflicts and legal uncertainties have dominated the political landscape over the last decade; conflicts over extraction and its infrastructures have intensified, catalyzing a fierce Indigenous resurgence. As the research team conceived this project, hereditary leaders were

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A Podcast Thinking through Language and Native Plants

A Podcast Thinking through Language and Native Plants

Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Connection Grant. Term: 2021-2022. This podcast creation project is an outreach and knowledge mobilization initiative of Finding Flowers with main focus on researching, replanting and caring for the more-than-twenty Medicine and Butterfly Garden artworks created across Canada by the late Mi'kmaw/Beothuk and 2-Spirit artist Mike MacDonald. MacDonald's gardens were

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Indigenous Economics Assembly

Indigenous Economics Assembly

Principal Investigator: Peter Victor. Funding: SSHRC Connection Grant. Term: 2021-2022. The project supports the first collaborative Indigenous Economics Conference held in partnership by the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) and Indigenous Climate Action (ICA). The Assembly that took place virtually from June 10-12, 2021 brought together scholars, students, business leaders, organizers, policy-makers and community

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