This year marks the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Burnaby, British Columbia and Kushiro, Japan. Read more on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada website.
In the Arctic, as elsewhere, there are multiple ways of understanding borders. These multiplicities of understanding shape the values, goals and subsequent policy-making initiatives of concerned parties. Focusing on any one set of borders will lead to different perspectives, analysis and ways of understanding the Arctic, which will invariably shape engagement strategies across borders. Continue reading “The Indigenous Factor of East Asian Engagement with the Canadian Arctic”
As Noumea, New Caledonia gets ready to host the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing World Youth Championships from 19-24 September,Â I wonder if or to what extent Kanak history and contemporary issues will come to the fore. Continue reading “New Caledonia: The Crossroads of Sport Climbing and Indigenous History”
The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s supported program on East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics (project leaders: Ken Coates and Kimie Hara) hosted two workshops earlier this year in March. The workshops reports are available on line on the Centre for International Governance website.
This paper takes a look at the first challenge that the Indian Act had to face regarding membership issues about women at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1973. It includes a brief analysis of the major Indian concerns accompanying this case. Continue reading “Challenge to the Indian Act in 1973”