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

dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Kim
dc.contributor.authorMiltenburg, Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T19:10:06Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T19:10:06Z
dc.date.copyright2021-04
dc.date.created2021-04-12
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.programmeFamily Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.description.abstractIndigenous Peoples across Turtle Island have sustained themselves since time immemorial through thriving local place-based food systems. Across the urban centers within Grand River Territory (Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge) there is an emerging movement of Indigenous food sovereignty (IFS) initiatives. Interviews with Indigenous people engaged in local IFS initiatives (n=7) explored how place impacts these efforts. Thematic analysis revealed urban IFS initiatives centered around Land-based knowledge and relationships, which shape the social and physical aspects of the urban food environment. The physical environment influenced access to Land and what types of practices could take place in the city, but relationships mitigated how Land was accessed as well as how practices were carried out in community. Despite impacts of colonization and processes of environmental dispossession, Indigenous people living within urban centres are revitalizing their food systems, engaging in Land-based relationships to grow, harvest, process, and share food in community through acts of reciprocity that honour relationships and responsibility to the Land.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/25490
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectIndigenous food sovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectLand-based relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectGrand River Territoryen_US
dc.title"Where Creator has my feet, there I will be responsible": Impacts of place on urban Indigenous food sovereignty initiatives across Grand River Territoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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