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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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Martha Stiegman

Martha Stiegman

Assistant Professor Credentials PhD, Special Individualized Program, Concordia UniversityBA, English Literature & Political Science, McGill University Research Keywords Indigenous Knowledge, Rights & Food Sovereignty; Indigenous/Settler Alliances; Food Justice Movements; Visual Arts-Based Participatory Research Methodologies; Documentary & Video Activism. Contact Information 4700 Keele StreetToronto, ON M3J 1P3 416 736 2100 stiegman@yorku.ca Research Interests Food Justice has framed my academic research,

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Polishing the Covenant Chain and renewing treaty relationships

Polishing the Covenant Chain and renewing treaty relationships

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) called for the renewal of treaty relationships  and the development of curriculum on treaties. Both the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ontario-based Ipperwash Inquiry identified treaty education as key in creating  just and equitable relations.   Five years after, Professor Martha Stiegman decided to further take up this challenge, in collaboration with

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Indigenous Environmental Justice

Indigenous Environmental Justice

Principal Investigator: Deborah McGregor. Co-Investigators: Dayna Scott and Martha Stiegman. Funding: Canada Research Chair. Term: 2020-2025. The Indigenous Environmental Justice (IEJ) research and outreach project aims to develop a distinctive EJ framework that is informed by Indigenous knowledge systems, laws, concepts of justice and the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples. It serves as a resource for

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Polishing the Chain

Polishing the Chain

Principal Investigator: Martha Stiegman. Funding: SSHRC Connection Grant. Term: 2020-2023. This is a knowledge translation project that leverages the research of the Indigenous-led Talking Treaties community arts project to instigate, amplify, and enrich public discussion on our treaty responsibilities as settler and Indigenous residents of Tkaron:to. The overarching goal is to activate along-neglected treaty obligation

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L'sitkuk to Kejimkujik: Connecting a new generation of guides through photo voice and participatory video

L'sitkuk to Kejimkujik: Connecting a new generation of guides through photo voice and participatory video

CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research What are the values and practices that make up the Bear River First Nation's (BFRN) history and current relationship to the lands and waters of Kespukwitk? How and why might participatory arts-based research methods be useful in articulating and communicating these relationships? The research provided a case study

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