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Assistant Professor

Phone: 647-601-4471
Location: HL538


Nicole joined the University of Toronto Scarborough’s 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; coexistence and the Treaty relationship. Her research practice draws on Indigenous and critical qualitative Western methodologies, and community-based approaches. She is currently writing in a number of areas:

  • Nbisiing Anishinaabeg fisheries and Anishinaabe water laws in the Great Lakes region; 
  • Indigenous environmental justice; 
  • Anishinaabe legal orders and the First Nations Land Management Act;
  • Urban placemaking/keeping in Mississauga Treaty territory, Tkaronto, and Aotearoa New Zealand; 
  • Traditional knowledge, environmental policy, and governance in Canada; and
  • Identity, difference, and belonging to place. 

Prior to joining UTSC, Nicole worked for the Anishinabek Nation on the Ipperwash Inquiry implementation process. She was also Research Associate in Indigenous Law, Justice, and Research Theory and Practice at York University. Her work is published in international Indigenous scholarly journals, Anishinabek News and in other community outlets. 

Nicole was born on Niigaani Gichigami (Lake Ontario) and grew up on Nipissing and Algonquin Anishinaabek territory. She is a guest and Treaty person of French settler descent and has Anishinaabe ancestry from the Kiji Sibi (Ottawa) and Kukatush (Groundhog) Rivers.


Ph.D. University of Toronto - 2017

M.A. University of Guelph - 2008

B.A. (Hons) Nipissing University - 2006

Teaching Interests

  • GGRB18/ESTB02 Whose Land? Indigenous-Canada-Land Relations
  • GGRC28H3 Indigenous Peoples, Environment, and Justice

Awards & Grants

  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Connection, “Connecting Indigenous Placemakers: Toronto and Aotearoa New Zealand” (2019-2021).


Selected Publications

  • Latulippe, N. (forthcoming). 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.
  • 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
  • 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.