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Assistant Professor

Phone: (416) 287-7296
Location: HL538


Nicole joined the departments of Human Geography and Physical and Environmental Sciences in 2018. She is interested in Indigenous geographies and systems of knowledge, environmental governance, and law; Indigenous-led and critical place-based inquiry; treaty and coexistence. Her research practice draws on Indigenous and critical qualitative Western methodologies and community-engaged approaches. She is currently writing in a number of areas:

  • Nbisiing Anishinaabeg fisheries and Anishinaabe water governance and laws in the Great Lakes
  • Indigenous environmental justice
  • Anishinaabe legal traditions and the First Nations Land Management Act
  • Urban placemaking/keeping in Mississauga treaty territory, Toronto/Tkaronto, and Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Identity, difference, and belonging to place

Before entering academia, Nicole worked for the Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) on the Ipperwash Inquiry implementation process. Prior to joining UTSC, she was Research Associate in Indigenous Law, Justice, and Research Theory and Practice at York University. Her work is published in community media outlets and international scholarly journals.

Nicole is a guest and treaty person living in Toronto. She is French Canadian of French settler descent and some Anishinaabe ancestry from the Ottawa and Groundhog Rivers. Nicole was born on Lake Ontario and grew up on Nbisiing and Algonquin Anishinaabek territory.

Teaching Interests

  • GGRB18/ESTB02 Whose Land? Indigenous-Canada-Land Relations
  • GGRC28H3 Indigenous Peoples, the Environment and Justice
  • JPG1828H Place and Indigenous Research (“Indigenous Informed Critical Place Inquiry” in 2022-23) 


Awards & Grants

  • 2021-2023. Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant, “Telling Creek Stories: Community Engagement and Indigenous Place-Keeping in the Highland Creek Watershed, Scarborough”. Co-Applicant with Principal Investigator, Susannah Bunce.
  • 2019-2021. Social Science and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant, “Connecting Indigenous Placemakers: Toronto and Aotearoa New Zealand”. Principal Investigator. 


  • McGregor, D., Latulippe, N., and M. Sritharan. 2021. Environmental Justice and Indigeneity. In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Jackson, J. (Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Latulippe, N. 2021. Indigenous land conflict and the underlying life of laws: lessons from the Ipperwash Crisis. In Handbook on Space, Place and Law. Bartel, R. and J. Carter (Eds.). Edward Elgar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • McGregor, D., Latulippe, N., Whitlow, R., Gansworth, L., McGregor, L., Jeffrey, M., Recollet, C., Allen, S., and J. Chiblow. 2019 March. Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), Reconciliation and Research Synthesis Report. Contribution to SSHRC policy forum, A National Dialogue: Strengthening Indigenous Research Capacity, Ottawa, ON.
  • McGregor, D., Latulippe, N., Whitlow, R., Gansworth, L., and S. Chiblow. 2019. Comments on the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Knowledge Policy Framework for Proposed Project Reviews and Regulatory Decisions. Submission on Government of Canada’s Indigenous Knowledge Policy Framework Discussion Paper.

Audio/Visual Collaborations:

  • Connecting Indigenous Placemakers. 2020. Connecting Indigenous Pacemakers video. [Video]. Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Ngā Aho Māori Designers Network, and University of Toronto Scarborough.
  • Connecting Indigenous Placemakers. 2019. Maanjiwe Nendamowinan, the Gathering of Minds [Radio interview]. ELMNT FM, Toronto, ON.
  • Indigenous Environmental Justice Project. 2019. What is Indigenous Environmental Injustice? Understanding Indigenous Environmental Justice. Why Indigenous Environmental Justice Matters. Taking Action. The IEJ Project, YouTube. [Videos]. York University.