Indigenous scholars, activists and communities have expressed that the governance of Indigenous lands and bodies is inherently interconnected. This has resulted in a need to explore questions of justice that push beyond colonial framings. Decolonial scholarship increasingly entails finding ways to gain knowledge through collaborative research methods that advance Indigenous self-determination.
As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Political Ecology, Dr. Sarah Hunt is examining Indigenous Peoples’ understandings of justice across multiple “nested” scales of lands and waters, homes and bodies. To this end, she and her research team are turning to coastal peoples’ embodied knowledge and land-based cultural practices for answers.