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Barriers and Bridges in Northern Ontario

Author(s): Springett, J. E. & Kelleigh Wright, K. 

Date: 2022

Synopsis: This report is the culmination of research done in 2021 carried out primarily by our Northern Food Distribution Network Coordinator, Kelleigh Wright, and our Northwest Regional Coordinator, Jen Esposito Springett. This research informs us about exploring the application of Food Value Chain Coordination to address barriers and create bridges between a diversity of food communities in northern Ontario. 

“Where Creator has my feet, there I will be responsible”: Impacts of place on urban Indigenous food sovereignty initiatives across Grand River Territory. by Elisabeth Miltenburg. A Thesis presented to The University of Guelph. In partial fulfilment of requirements for the degree of Master of Science  in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Guelph, Ontario, Canada © Elisabeth Miltenburg, April, 2021.

  Where Creator has my feet, there I will be responsible”: Impacts of place on urban Indigenous food sovereignty initiatives across Grand River Territory

Assessment type: Thesis analysis of Indigenous food sovereignty initiatives 

Author(s): Miltenburg, E.

Year: 2021

Synopsis: This thesis focuses on Indigenous food sovereignty (IFS) initiatives across urban centers within the Grand River Territory (Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge). The impact of place on these initiatives was investigated through interviews with Indigenous people involved in local IFS initiatives. Thematic analysis displays the focus on Land-based knowledge and relationships by IFS initiatives that influence the urban food environment, both physically through barriers to land access, and socially through mitigated relationships and barriers to practices. The study explores the withstanding impacts of the colonial legacies on Indigenous individuals and communities. Urban centers are working towards revitalizing Indigenous food systems based on Indigenous principles of Land-based relationships and reciprocity.

Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper report cover page

  Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper

Author(s): King, H., Shiri Pasternak, S., & Yesno, Riley

Date: 2019

Synopsis: This report breaks down the current status of land dispossession in Canada, focusing on alienation through resource extraction. It examines various forms of redress and recognition by governments and industry to incentivize Indigenous participation in resource development, while pointing to the gaps in these models.It also considers meaningful Indigenous economies outside of federal and provincial policies and legislation to foreground examples of land reclamation.This report is ultimately about Indigenous consent.