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“Mino-Mnaamodzawin: Achieving Indigenous Environmental Justice in Canada”

January 31, 2019

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Mino-Mnaamodzawin: Achieving Indigenous Environmental Justice in Canada”—comes from Volume 9 (2018). In her article, Deborah McGregor explores the potential for advancing environmental justice (EJ) theory and practice through engaging with Indigenous intellectual traditions, highlighting the emergence of the Anishinaabe philosophy mino-mnaamodzawin (“living well” or “the good life”) that considers the critical importance of mutually respectful and beneficial relationships among not only peoples but all our relations.

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A commitment to mino-mnaamodzawin has the potential to reconfigure and reclaim appropriate relationships with other orders of beings. In New Zealand the Whanganui River is now officially recognized in the country’s legal system as having personhood and thus rights (© Harald Selke via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0).

joined York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 2015 as a cross-appointee with the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on Indigenous knowledge systems and their various applications in diverse contexts including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, forest policy and management, and sustainable development. She remains actively involved in a variety of Indigenous communities, serving as an adviser and engaging in community-based research and initiatives. She coordinated an indigenous environmental justice symposium in May 2016 featuring the voices of women and youth. She also recently launched an IEJ Project website.

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