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.

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Information and Online Resources


Native land map – treaties, language groups and territories


Returning the Gift Healing nature and ourselves through gratitude and action by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Corn – Cultural Appropriation & Entitlement

Human Relationship as Land Ethic : Jeannette Armstrong 

De-colonizing: Indigenization at Evergreen Brickworks. The work of Isaac Crosby in urban Toronto 

Reclaiming our Indigenous European roots

Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning From Indigenous People


Sovereign Seeds Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Network

Dehydration Nations -Traditional Food preservation and Nation-to- Nation trade. A related video on Indigenous Permaculture can be found here

Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle - Restoring Indigenous stewardship to Tkaronto's ancient oak savannahs

Lyla June on the Forest as Farm - Indigenous Land Care on an ecosystem wide scale

Reconciling Ways of Knowing - A forum and series on a variety of topics that intersect with Indigenous ways of knowing. Recordings of past sessions can be found under the Past Forums tab on their website and they regularly post resources to their Facebook page.

Farming for Change : Native Women's Legacy of Sustainability 

Restoring Balance with the Earth: Eastern Woodlands Rematriation.  Indigenous medicine, healing, and food and economic systems.

Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Creators Garden Teachings on Anishinaabe plant based medicine in a very accessible and format. Also very active on Facebook 

“Food is Our Medicine”

Kayanase greenhouse in Six Nations

Meet the young indigenous activist decolonising environmentalism to save the planet

Historical Indigenous Land Management 

Lyla June on the Forest as Farm Science reveals that ancient foodscapes were cutting-edge regenerative agriculture

Indigenous forest management increases, rather than decreases, ecosystem abundance

Books and Other Educational Resources


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants  and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, both by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Plants Have So Much to Give Us: All We Have to do is Ask : Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz 

Our Knowledge is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings by Wendy Makoons Geniusz

The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive by Martín Prechtel

Other Resources

Good Minds Books – Indigenous owned online bookstore

Strong Nations – Indigenous owned online bookstore

Sovereign Seeds -Indigenous Seed Sovereignty Network

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

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Canadian Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL)
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