Nicole Latulippe

Nicole Latulippe
Assistant Professor
Environmental Science
(416) 287-7296


Nicole joined the University of Toronto Scarborough’s departments of Human Geography and Physical and Environmental Sciences in 2018. She is interested in Indigenous geographies, knowledge systems and legal orders; Indigenous research methodologies and land-based inquiry; coexistence and the treaty relationship. Nicole’s research practice is community-based and draws on Indigenous and critical qualitative Western research methodologies. She has conducted research and writes in a number of areas:

  • Nbisiing Anishinaabeg fisheries and Anishinaabe water laws in the Great Lakes region;
  • Indigenous environmental justice;
  • Anishinaabe legal orders and the First Nations Land Management Act;
  • Urban placemaking/keeping;
  • Traditional knowledge, environmental policy and governance;
  • Indigenous-led and cross-cultural research; and
  • Identity, difference, and belonging to place.

Prior to joining UTSC, Nicole coordinated the Anishinabek Nation’s participation in the Ipperwash Inquiry implementation process. She was also Research Associate in Indigenous Law, Justice, and Research Theory and Practice at York University. Her work is published in international Indigenous scholarly journals, Anishinabek News and other community-based outlets, and she contributes to environmental policy conversations in Canada. Nicole is a treaty person from Nbisiing and Algonquin Anishinaabeg territory. Her family is French Canadian and carries Anishinaabe ancestry from the Ottawa and Mattagami Rivers. Her relations, mentors, and many teachers continue to motivate her work.



GGRC28H3 Indigenous Peoples, Environment, and Justice. UTSC

GGRB18/ESTB02 Whose Land? Indigenous-Canada-Land Relations. UTSC



SSHRC Connections, “Connecting Indigenous Placemakers: Toronto and Aotearoa New Zealand” (2019-2021)

Selected Publications: 

Latulippe, N. and N. Klenk. 2020. Making Room and Moving Over: From Local Knowledge Co-production to Indigenous Knowledge Sovereignty in Addressing Global Environmental Change. Current Opinion in Sustainability, 42: 7-14.


McGregor, D., Latulippe, N., Whitlow, R., Gansworth, L., and S. Chiblow. 2019, June 28. Comments on the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Knowledge Policy Framework for Proposed Project Reviews and Regulatory Decisions.


Latulippe, N. 2015. Bridging Parallel Rows: Epistemic Difference and Relational Accountability in Cross-Cultural Research, International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(2): 1-17.


Latulippe, N. 2015. Situating the Work: A Typology of Traditional Knowledge Literature, AlterNative, 11(2): 118-131.