Indigenous Environmental Justice

Jarratt-Snider, K.; Nielsen, M. O.
Traditional Indigenous homelands are at the heart of Indigenous identity—connecting people, culture, and sustenance. The “Indigenous Environmental Justice” book puts into context the reasons why Indigenous Peoples do not simply relocate despite climate change and environmental destruction. The Indigenous ways of living and being are powerful, and this resource provides many relevant case studies of community resistance to corporate greed. Opportunities for role-playing, debates, and discussions can be encouraged in a senior secondary Social Studies classroom. The case studies highlight how the First Nations' way of living has been impacted, lending themselves to critical thinking lessons and individual inquiry projects.
Social Studies
  • 11-12