Tabitha Robin Martens
Assistant Professor (Indigenous Scholar)
244-2205 East Mall
PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work, Department of Native Studies. Food as helper, food as healer: How Cree Elders incorporate food into helping and healing practices and the implications for Indigenous food sovereignty
MEnv (Environment) (2015), University of Manitoba, Faculty of Environment & Geography
B.Sc. (2005), University of Winnipeg, Environmental Studies
My research explores the processes and practices of Indigenous food systems. I am particularly interested in the factors that affect Indigenous peoples’ food sovereignty, such as the interconnections between colonialism, government policies, Indigenous food histories, patterns and potentialities. Current research includes how food as a discipline can operationalize the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry Report’s 231 Calls to Justice; how Indigenous knowledges can be used as food literacy; and the reclamation and revitalization of Indigenous seed knowledges.