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Speaking for Ourselves

Environmental Justice in Canada

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Speaking for Ourselves

Environmental Justice in Canada

The concept of environmental justice has offered a new direction for social movements and public policy in recent decades, and researchers worldwide now position social equity as a prerequisite for sustainability. Yet the relationship between social equity and environmental sustainability has been little studied in Canada. Speaking for Ourselves draws together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and activists who bring equity issues to the forefront by considering environmental justice from multiple perspectives and in specifically Canadian contexts.


306 pages


Table of Contents

Prologue: Notes from Prison – Protecting Algonquin Lands from Uranium Mining / Robert Lovelace

Introduction: Speaking for Ourselves, Speaking Together – Environmental Justice in Canada / Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Pat O’Riley, Peter Cole, and Julian Agyeman

1 Honouring Our Relations: An Anishnaabe Perspective on Environmental Justice / Deborah McGregor

2 Reclaiming Ktaqamkuk: Land and Mi’kmaq Identity in Newfoundland / Bonita Lawrence

3 Why Is There No Environmental Justice in Toronto? Or Is There? / Roger Keil, Melissa Ollevier, and Erica Tsang

4 Invisible Sisters: Women and Environmental Justice in Canada / Barbara Rahder

5 The Political Economy of Environmental Inequality: The Social Distribution of Risk as an Environmental Injustice/ S. Harris Ali

6 These Are Lubicon Lands: A First Nation Forced to Step into the Regulatory Gap / Chief Bernard Ominayak, with Kevin Thomas

7 Population Health, Environmental Justice, and the Distribution of Diseases: Ideas and Practices from Canada / John Eyles

8 Environmental Injustice in the Canadian Far North: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Arctic Climate Impacts / Sarah Fleisher Trainor, Anna Godduhn, Lawrence K. Duffy, F. Stuart Chapin III, David C. Natcher, Gary Kofinas, and Henry P. Huntington

9 Environmental Justice and Community-Based Ecosystem Management / Maureen G. Reed

10 Framing Environmental Inequity in Canada: A Content Analysis of Daily Print News Media / Leith Deacon and Jamie Baxter

11 Environmental Justice as a Politics in Place: An Analysis of Five Canadian Environmental Groups’ Approaches to Agro-Food Issues / Lorelei L. Hanson

12 Rethinking "Green" Multicultural Strategies / Beenash Jafri

13 Coyote and Raven Talk about Environmental Justice / Pat O’Riley and Peter C

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