A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices in Northern Ontario

A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices in Northern Ontario


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887557576
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Publication date: 04/12/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael A. Robidoux is a Professor in the School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa. He is part of the Indigenous Health Research Group.

Courtney W. Mason is Canada Research Chair, Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What Happened to Indigenous Food Sovereignty in Northern Ontario
Ch. 2 Understanding the Legacy of Colonial Contact from a Physiological Perspective
Ch. 3 Collaborative Responses to Rebuilding LocalFood Autonomy in Three Indigenous Communities in Northwestern Ontario
Ch. 4 Traversing the Terrain of Indigenous Land-Based Education
Ch. 5 Pimatisiwin: Women, Wellness, and Land-Based Practices for Omushkego Youth

What People are Saying About This

Elaine Power

"A Land Not Forgotten makes an important and timely intervention to support fledging efforts to forge new, more respectful relationships between Indigenous people and settlers in Canada. With its presentation of Indigenous ways of knowing, the researchers’ strong collaboration with the Indigenous communities involved, and the settler authors’ humility, the manuscript itself points a way forward. The authors highlight the colonial destruction of Indigenous food systems and foodways and the resulting impacts on food insecurity and nutrition. Significantly, the authors devote about half of the book to rich, ethnographic exploration of how Indigenous communities are re-asserting food sovereignty in their traditional territories to promote the health and well-being of their people. The book is a testament to the resiliency and creativity of Indigenous communities to solve the problems imposed on them by colonialism. Without glossing over the terrible costs of the colonial legacy that Indigenous people are still paying, A Land Not Forgotten offers hope for a healthier, more food secure future for all of us."

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