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.
Information and Online Resources
Native land map – treaties, language groups and territories
Returning the Gift - Healing nature and ourselves through gratitude and action by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Corn – Cultural Appropriation & Entitlement
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
Sovereign Seeds Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Network
Dehydration Nations -Traditional Food preservation and Nation-to- Nation trade. A related video on Indigenous Permaculture can be found here
Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle - Restoring Indigenous stewardship to Tkaronto's ancient oak savannahsLyla June on the Forest as Farm - Indigenous Land Care on an ecosystem wide scale
Reconciling Ways of Knowing - A forum and series on a variety of topics that intersect with Indigenous ways of knowing. Recordings of past sessions can be found under the Past Forums tab on their website and they regularly post resources to their Facebook page.
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
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 and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, both 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
The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive by Martín Prechtel
Good Minds Books – Indigenous owned online bookstore
Strong Nations – Indigenous owned online bookstore
Sovereign Seeds -Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Network
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