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
Returning the Gift - Healing nature and ourselves through gratitude and action by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Corn – Cultural Appropriation & Entitlement
De-colonizing: Indigenization at Evergreen Brickworks. The work of Isaac Crosby in urban Toronto
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.
Restoring Balance with the Earth: Eastern Woodlands Rematriation. Indigenous medicine, healing, and food and economic systems.
Historical Indigenous Land Management
Lyla June on the Forest as Farm Science reveals that ancient foodscapes were cutting-edge regenerative agriculture
Books and Other Educational Resources
Plants Have So Much to Give Us: All We Have to do is Ask : Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz
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