Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

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The CIDP is one of Canada’s most active research centres on international security and defence policy issues. Located in the School of Policy Studies, we are committed to contributing to informed public discussion of issues in military affairs and alliances, international security, and Canadian foreign and defence policy.  Our rich and diverse team of fellows, drawn from Kingston’s two universities and beyond, include active military Visiting Defence Fellows from NATO allied forces. For more on the Centre...

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Rethinking Canadian-Inuit Arctic sovereignty in the face of climate change

By Benjamin Hawkin

Whilst the existence of Inuit groups in the north has been used to legitimise Canadian claims to Arctic sovereignty, indigenous groups are under-represented members of society and often ignored federally in the regional and global climate change discussion. It is apparent that cooperation and integration with the indigenous people living in the area is vital, and to treat them as regional stakeholders is a key issue. If indigenous peoples are so crucial to creating and maintaining the image of Canadian sovereignty in an increasingly international Arctic, should the Inuit push for consideration as international actors?

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