The concept of environmental justice (or injustice) refers generally to the inequitable distribution of the costs and benefits of environmental degradation, such that people of colour and the poor tend to bear a significantly greater portion of the costs, while receiving relatively little in terms of any benefits. In Canada, environmental (in)justice is a constant undercurrent for arguably most (if not all) environmental challenges that Indigenous Peoples face. The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, a 5-year SSHRC-funded initiative that aims to develop a distinctive EJ framework that is informed by Indigenous knowledge systems, laws, concepts of justice and the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Our hope is that the IEJ Project will be a resource for community members, students, activists and scholars. Visit us at:

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