Tabitha Robin Martens

Tabitha Robin Martens

Assistant Professor

 

tabitha.martens@ubc.ca

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. 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 of Indigenous seed knowledges.