Environmental Racism in Canada

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Case Studies on ‘Chemical Valley’ (ON) and Fort Chipewyan (AB) Environmental racism is a strategy for colonialism often mobilized by states that simultaneously pursue the growth of their economy and the genocide of particular racialized populations. In this blog I unpack the logistics of extractive industry in Fort Chipewyan (AB) and ‘Chemical Valley’ (ON) to…

Should Canada *Own* the Arctic? On Neoliberalism and Indigenous Sovereignty

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Blog Summary   Inuit sovereignty is disempowered by the Canadian state as their sovereignty would threaten and compromise the state’s consolidation of the Arctic and its very profitable natural resources and waterways. Historically, Inuit self-determination and traditional economies have been overshadowed by the Government of Nunavut and the federal government and, in the wake of increasingly…