(Section Under construction: selections are focused on Canada but not exclusively so)
Selected Texts

A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice, edited by Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis and Joshua Kahn Russell  (PM Press  2014)

Environmental Justice and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: International and Domestic Legal Perspectives, Laura Westra (Earthscan  2012) 

Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction by Andil Gosine, Cheryl Teelucksingh (Emond Montgomery Publications 2008)

Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley , Sarah Marie Wiebe (UBC  2018)

From Love Canal to Environmental Justice: The Politics of Hazardous Waste on the Canada - U.S. Border, by Thomas H. Fletcher (University of Toronto Press 2003 )

Reclaiming Indigenous Planning, ed. by Ryan Walker (McGill-Queens 2013) 

Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada, ed. Julian Agyeman, Peter Cole, Randolph Haluza-DeLay and Pat O'Riley (UBC 2010) 

The Canadian Environment in Political Context, by Andrea Olive (University of Toronto Press 2015)

The Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada’s Constitution by David R. Boyd (UBC Press 2012).

The Right to be Cold  by Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Penguin Canada 2015)

Articles (Case-studies, Controversies, Challenges):


Alaska Institute for Justice. 2017. "Rights, Resilience, and Community-led Relocation: Perspectives from Fifteen Alaska Native Coastal Communities."

Angus, Ian, and Butler,Simon, "Should Climate Activists Support Limits on Immigration?," Monthly Review (online) 20120:

Artelle, K. A., and  M. S. Adams  H. M. Bryan, C. T. Darimonta, J. (‘Cúagilákv) Houstye , W. G. (Dúqváísḷa) Houstyf , J. E. Moodyg ,* , M. F. Moody, D. (Muq’vas Glaw) Neaslossi, C. N. Serviceb, J. Walkusj "Decolonial Model of Environmental Management and Conservation: Insights from Indigenous-led Grizzly Bear Stewardship in the Great Bear Rainforest," ETHICS, POLICY & ENVIRONMENT  24#3 (2021) 283-323

Belfer, Ella, Ford, James D., Maillet, Michelle, "Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change Reporting," 

Climatic Change, 145##1-2 (Nov. 2017) pp 57–70


Callison, Candis, "Climate Change Communication and Indigenous Publics,"  Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Science, 2017.

Collins, Leslie, McGregor, Deborah, Allen, Stephanie, Murray, Craig, and Metcalfe, Chris, "Source Water Protection Planning for Ontario First Nations Communities: Case Studies Identifying Challenges and Outcomes," Water 2017, 9(7), 550; doi:10.3390/w9070550

Coté, Charlotte, "“Indigenizing” Food Sovereignty. Revitalizing Indigenous Food Practices and Ecological Knowledges in Canada and the United States," Humanities (2016)5, 57; doi:10.3390/h5030057


Deacon, Leith & Baxter, Jamie, "No Opportunity to Say No: a case study of procedural environmental injustice in Canada," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management  56 (2013) 607-623

Dickson, Stephanie,  Webber, Sophie, Takaro, Tim, Preparing BC for Climate Migration (report), Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2014  (

Grey, Eva. 2017. Arctic indigenous leaders speak up about the dangers of increased shipping. Ship-Technology (Feb. 2017).

Habib, Allen  "Sharing the Earth: Sustainability and the Currency of Inter-generational Environmental Justice,"  Environmental Values, 22 (2013) 751-764

Kornfeld, Itzchak E., 2016. The Impact of Climate Change on American and Canadian Indigenous Peoples and Their Water Resources: A Climate Justice Perspective (August 31, 2016). Available at SSRN:

Ilyniak,​Natalia, "Mercury Poisoning in Grassy Narrows: Environmental Injustice, Colonialism, and Capitalist Expansion in Canada," McGill Sociological Review, 4 (2014): 43-66

Matties, Zoe, "Unsettling Settler Food Movements: Food Sovereignty and Decolonization in Canada," Cuizine 7 #2 (2016):

MCLEAN-PURDON, Erin, "No Environmentalism Without Decolonization," The Community edition September 2016 (

C. S. Mantyka-Pringle,  C. N. Westman,  A. P. Kythreotis, & D. W. Schindler, "Honouring indigenous treaty rights for Climate Justice," Nature Climate Change 5 (2012) 798–801 

Marks, Luan Fauteck Makes, "Responsibilities versus Rights: Vine Deloria Jr. and Environmental Justice," American Philosophical Association Newsletters: Indigenous Philosophy, 12(2), 13-17, 5 p. Spring 2013

McGregor, Deborah. "Honouring Our Relations: An Anishnaabe Perspective on Environmental Justice." Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada, edited by Julian Agyeman et al., University of British Columbia Press, 2009, pp. 27-41.

Perkins,  Patricia, "Canadian Indigenous Female Leadership and Political Agency on Climate Change,"  in Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy and Action, edited by Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Routledge 2017)

Scott, D  "What is Environmental Justice?" Osgoode Hall Law School Legal Studies, Research Paper No. 72 Vol. 10/ Issue. 16/ (2014)

Sniderman, Andrew Stobo and Shedletzky,Adam, "Aboriginal Peoples and Legal Challenges to Canadian Climate Change Policy" Western Journal of Legal Studies 4#1 (2014)

Speca,  Anthony,  "‘Greenshit go home!’ Greenpeace, Greenland and Green colonialism in the Arctic," Artic Political Economy online:

Sweet, Victoria. "Extracting More Than Resources: Human Security and Arctic Indigenous Women." Seattle University Law Review, vol. 37, no. 4, 2014.

Teelucksingh, C., Poland, B., Buse, C. and Hasdell, R, "Environmental justice in the environmental non-governmental organization landscape of Toronto (Canada)." The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 60 (2016) 381–393.

Todd, Zoe 

  • (with Brenda Parlee) “Chapter 9: The Wage Economy and Caribou Harvesting”, in When the Caribou Do Not Come: Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptive Management in the Western Arctic. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018.

  • "Fish, Kin, and Hope: Tending to water violations in amiskwaciwâskahikan and Treaty Six Territory.," Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Inquiry 43#1 (2017): 102-107.


Trainor, S. F., F. S. Chaplin III, H. P. Huntington, D. C. Natcher, and G. Kofinas. Artic Climate Impacts: Environmental Injustice in Canada and the United States. Local Environment 12(6) (2007): 627-643.

UBC Press Release: "Climate change could cut First Nations fisheries’ catch in half" January 13, 2016 accessible at


Williston, Byron, "Moral Progress and Canada's Climate Failure", Journal of Global Ethics 7 (2011):149 - 160

Whyte, K. P. "The Dakota Access Pipeline, Environmental Injustice and U.S. Colonialism." Red Ink - An INternational Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts and Humanities, 19 (2017): 154-169.

Whyte, Kyle, Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change Loss and Damage, and the Responsibility of Settler States (April 25, 2016). Available at SSRN: or


Organizations and Centres

Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA)


Canadian Environmental Law Association (Ecojustice Resource webpage)

Coastal First Nations (an alliance of 9 BC First Nations)


Environmental Justice Canada


Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project: Tribal Climate Change Guide (research portal)

RAVEN Trust - RAVEN: Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

West Coast Environmental Law