Nicole Latulippe

Nicole Latulippe
Assistant Professor
Telephone number
Building HL 538

Nicole is a guest and treaty person working on questions of appropriate and respectful relations between peoples and with the land and waters. Her scholarly focus includes Indigenous geographies and systems of knowledge, governance, and law, especially as they apply to the environment; the politics of knowledge and environmental policy; relationality and belonging to place. She has allied with Nipissing First Nation on fisheries stewardship research, collaborated with the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, and partnered with the Mississaugas of the Credit and Ngā Aho Māori Designers Network to connect Indigenous placemaking practitioners. Current projects explore land and water stewardship in Toronto, just futures, and pathways to guest-host and treaty relationality. Nicole is French-Canadian of settler descent and some Indigenous ancestry from the Groundhog and Ottawa Rivers. She appreciates Patty Krawec on being good kin: “Our ancestors’ communities are not always our communities” but we honour them by building relationships, and we transform the ancestral legacies we would rather not claim by disrupting settler-colonial relations. Before entering academia, Nicole spent several formative years working for the Anishinabek Nation on the Ipperwash implementation process. Her research practice is deeply influenced by many teachers, mentors, and colleagues. It is informed by Indigenous and critical qualitative Western paradigms and grounded in community-engaged approaches. Nicole joined the departments of Human Geography and Physical & Environmental Sciences in 2018.


Ph.D. University of Toronto - 2017

M.A. University of Guelph - 2008

B.A. (Hons) Nipissing University - 2006

Teaching Interests

  • GGRB18H3/ESTB02H3 Whose Land? Indigenous-Canada-Land Relations
  • GGRC28H3 Indigenous Peoples, the Environment, and Justice
  • JPG1828H Indigenous and Critical Place Inquiry

Awards and Grants

  • "Exploring Treaty Citizenship in Scarborough”, Connaught New Researcher Award, 2022-2024.
  • “Urban Just Transitions: From Scarborough to the Globe”, UTSC Clusters of Scholarly Prominence led by Laura Tozer and Matt Hoffman, 2021-2025.
  • “Truth Before Reconciliation”, UTSC Experiential Learning Fund with Dani Kwan-Lafond, 2022-2023.
  • “Telling Creek Stories: Community Engagement and Indigenous Place-Keeping in the Highland Creek Watershed, Scarborough”, SSHRC Insight Development Grant with Susannah Bunce, 2021-2023.
  • “Connecting Indigenous Placemakers: Toronto and Aotearoa New Zealand”, SSHRC Connection Grant, 2019-2021.


Select Publications

  • Latulippe, N., Livesey, B., Whaanga-Schollum, D., Jamieson, C., Clark, J., and R. Kiddle. (2023). Maanjiwe Nendamowinan (The Gathering of Minds): Connecting Indigenous Placemakers and Caring for Place through Co-Creative Research with the Toronto Islands. Environment & Planning F: Philosophy, Theory, Models, Methods and Practice, Special Issue: Indigenous Research Sovereignty. Available here
  • McGregor, D., Latulippe, N., Whitlow, R., Gansworth, K.L., McGregor, L., and S. Allen. (2023). Towards Meaningful Research and Engagement: Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Great Lakes Governance, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Special Issue: Bridging Knowledge Systems between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Available here.
  • Latulippe, N. 2022. Restoring the river, restoring relations: On Anishinaabe artist Michael Belmore’s stone series, Replenishment. Cultural Geographies. Available here.
  • Latulippe, N. 2022. To visit with ‘a tension’: Tania Willard’s Liberation of the Chinook Wind. Living with Concepts micropublication, The Blackwood, University of Toronto Mississauga. p. 18-25. Available here.
  • Latulippe, N., and D. McGregor. 2022. Zaagtoonaa Nibi (We Love the Water): Anishinaabe community-led research on water governance and protection. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 13(1). Available here
  • 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. Available here.
  • Latulippe, N. 2015. Bridging Parallel Rows: Epistemic Difference and Relational Accountability in Cross-Cultural Research. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(2): 1-17. Available here
  • Latulippe, N. 2015. Situating the Work: A Typology of Traditional Knowledge Literature. AlterNative, 11(2): 118-131.



  • Connecting Indigenous Placemakers. 2020. Connecting Indigenous Pacemakers [Video]. Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Ngā Aho Māori Designers Network.
  • Connecting Indigenous Placemakers. 2019. Maanjiwe Nendamowinan, the Gathering of Minds. Radio interview, ELMNT FM, Toronto, ON.
  • Indigenous Environmental Justice Project. 2019. Video series: What is Indigenous Environmental Injustice? Understanding Indigenous Environmental Justice; Why Indigenous Environmental Injustice Matters; and Taking ActionThe IEJ Project.