October HWISE-RCN Scholar of the Month: Dr. Nicole J. Wilson

Nicole J. Wilson (She/Her) is an Assistant Professor and a Canada Research Chair (T II) in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance in the Department of Environment and Geography and the Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Manitoba. She is a scholar of settler origin whose research focuses on Indigenous peoples, environmental governance, and climate change. Her research examines the ways Indigenous peoples are asserting their self-determination and revitalizing their governance systems. She is particularly passionate about water governance, politics, and security. Indigenous water rights, responsibilities and authorities are a major component of her research program.

She is developing several research projects in partnership with Northern Indigenous peoples in Canada. She is conducting community-based water governance research with Carcross/Tagish First Nation as they seek to protect water in accordance with their Indigenous legal order and relationships to water as a living entity. Among other projects, she holds a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (PI) in which she is conducting a pan-Arctic survey on the connections between Indigenous-led Community-Based Monitoring and environmental governance and decision-making (2021-2023). More information on Wilson’s research program can be found on her lab website (Environmental Governance and Change Lab).

Wilson serves as Co-Chair for the University of Manitoba’s United Nation Academic Impact Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation and as the external member to the scientific committee for the NSERC Permafrost Partnership Network for Canada (NSERC PermafrostNet). She is also a contributing author to the Canadian Mountain Assessment.

Highlighted Work:

  • Wilson, N.J., Montoya, T., Lambrinidou, Y., Harris, L.M., Pauli, B.J., McGregor, D., Patrick, R.J., Gonzalez, S., Pierce, G., Wutich, A., 2022. From “trust” to “trustworthiness”: Retheorizing dynamics of trust, distrust, and water security in North America. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486221101459
  • Wilson, N.J., Montoya, T., Arseneault, R., Curley, A., 2021. Governing water insecurity: navigating indigenous water rights and regulatory politics in settler colonial states. Water International 46, 783–801. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2021.1928972
  • Wilson, N.J., Harris, L.M., Joseph-Rear, A., Beaumont, J., Satterfield, T., 2019. Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada. Water 11, 624. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030624
  • Wilson, N.J., Inkster, J., 2018. Respecting water: Indigenous water governance, ontologies, and the politics of kinship on the ground. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 1, 516–538. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848618789378

Complete list of articles at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MtYvpD0AAAAJ&hl=en

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