Tabitha Robin Martens

Tabitha Robin Martens

Assistant Professor (Indigenous Scholar)

 

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, 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.