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
De-colonizing: Indigenization at Evergreen Brickworks. The work of Isaac Crosby in urban Toronto
Restoring Balance with the Earth: Eastern Woodlands Rematriation. Indigenous medicine, healing, and food and economic systems.
Mohawk Seedkeeper Gardens Seed saving with some online sales
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 ResourcesOur Knowledge is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings by Wendy Makoons 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