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If nation-wide First Nations rebellion "is feasible, it will happen": Queen's University expert

2013-11-12

Queen’s University defence policy expert Douglas Bland is available to comment on the increasing tensions and confrontations between Canada and the First Nations of the type seen during the recent violent shale-gas demonstrations in New Brunswick. In the just released, second edition of his book Uprising, he describes how a dramatic, damaging nation-wide First Nations’ insurgency might unfold sometime in Canada's near future.

“Tension, demonstrations, and violent confrontations increasingly characterize Canadian/First Nations relations as the riotous events in New Brunswick demonstrated yet again last week. How far, some ask, can this situation go?” says Dr. Bland. “Canadians should understand that ‘if an insurgency is feasible, it will happen.’”
 
Uprising (Dundurn Press 2013) is based on several years of research into insurgencies and First Nations politics and describes Canada’s vulnerability to a nation-wide First Nations rebellion. 
 
For more information about Uprising, follow this link.
 
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