Broadly speaking, we can think of land back as the regeneration of Indigenous laws on Indigenous lands and waters. It is a call to liberate stolen lands and waters from current colonial encroachments and legal fictions. It’s no secret that Indigenous peoples protect and govern 80% of the world’s biodiversity, and given these close interrelationships, community health and the health of the lands and waters are closely related. Land back is a pathway to climate justice.
For further study:
- Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper
- Rooted: A Publication on Indigenous Law - special issue on "Land Back"
- Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon
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