Indigenous Peoples: from the 1969 White Paper to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and beyond

Joshua Johnson Indigenous issues within Canada have become an ever-increasing area of political focus and discourse. Last September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed  “Canada’s Shame” in regards to the country’s historic treatment of Indigenous peoples, while also noting the power of unity and collective participation in overcoming reconciliatory challenges. The Trudeau government has also made […]

Does Canada Want an Arctic Future?

The Arctic is yet again in the international spotlight due to the voyage of the Xuelong, a Chinese government icebreaker. The Xuelong, which is currently on an official scientific research mission, was recently reported by Chinese state-run media to be collecting data on the viability of Canada’s northern waters for international trade. Though this action […]