Indigenous




 


When we work in Land Care we are working with Indigenous Land.

Indigenous stories and knowledge of the land, water, animals, plants and ecosystems, and the teachings around the roles of the humans living in relationship with them, have been carried through the massive disruption of colonization and active efforts to suppress and destroy them.

There is a resurgence of these stories, teachings and practices among many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island.

Some of the knowledge, wisdom and stories that have been saved have been generously shared by those who have cared for them.

Some of these, and other resources, can be found through the links below.

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Information and Online Resources

Context

Native land map – treaties, language groups and territories


Reconciliation

Returning the Gift Healing nature and ourselves through gratitude and action by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Human Relationship as Land Ethic : Jeannette Armstrong 

De-colonizing: Indigenization at Evergreen Brickworks. The work of Isaac Crosby in urban Toronto 

Reclaiming our Indigenous European roots

Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning From Indigenous People


Resurgence 

Farming for Change : Native Women's Legacy of Sustainability 

Restoring Balance with the Earth: Eastern Woodlands Rematriation.  Indigenous medicine, healing, and food and economic systems.

Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Creators Garden Teachings on Anishinaabe plant based medicine in a very accessible and format. Also very active on Facebook 

Sovereign Seeds Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Network

“Food is Our Medicine”

Kayanase greenhouse in Six Nations

Meet the young indigenous activist decolonising environmentalism to save the planet


Historical Indigenous Land Management 

Lyla June on the Forest as Farm Science reveals that ancient foodscapes were cutting-edge regenerative agriculture

Indigenous forest management increases, rather than decreases, ecosystem abundance


Books and Other Educational Resources

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Plants Have So Much to Give Us: All We Have to do is Ask : Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz 

Our Knowledge is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings by Wendy Makoons Geniusz


Good Minds Books – Indigenous owned online bookstore

Strong Nations – Indigenous owned online bookstore


Ojibiiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network is an Indigenous-led nonprofit offering land, food and culture based programming in Toronto and the surrounding region 

Sierra Seeds seeks to reseed imaginations of a more beautiful and nourishing world through uplifting and mentoring emerging mentors, changemakers, visionaries, creative humans who are making nourishing contributions at the intersections of the landscape of food and seed sovereignty and cultural revitalization, who are cultivating foodways that grow from a foundation of belonging, connection, and culture. Offerings include an online, season-long Indigenous seed saving mentorship

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Canadian Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL)
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