Category: Press & Mentions

Coverage in New Security Beat

Over the past few weeks, my recent presentation on human security and development in Nunavut was covered twice in New Security Beat, the blog of The Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program. The first post, “Providing for the periphery”, features a full audio podcast of my remarks, as well as some journalistic extracts. The …

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Remarks on Arctic Economic Council in Toronto Star

Last Friday, I was cited in a Toronto Star article looking back on Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship, which ends with the April 2015 Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit: Canada also achieved its main goal of creating the Arctic Economic Council, a group of businesses operating in the North that is intended to share best practices and encourage economic development “This …

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Remarks on Danish-Canadian relations in The Arctic Journal

Yesterday, following Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s visit to Denmark, I was cited in an article on Danish-Canadian relations in Greenland’s The Arctic Journal: “The current border disagreements between Canada and Denmark are quite small scale and technical,” says Anthony Speca, of Polar Aspect, an Arctic affairs consultancy. “Certainly nothing that would harm otherwise good relations.” …

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Remarks on Greenpeace and Clyde River in The Arctic Journal

Recently, journalist Kevin McGwin of Greenland’s The Arctic Journal asked me to comment on the budding relationship between Greenpeace and the Inuit community of Clyde River in Nunavut.  Their common cause against seismic exploration in Baffin Bay has caused some surprise, not least because Greenpeace’s reputation amongst Inuit has scraped rock-bottom since the anti-sealing protests of …

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Citation in Canadian Parliament debate on NWT devolution

Yesterday, New Democrat MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges Jamie Nicholls cited my article, “Nunavut, Greenland and the politics of resource revenues“, during the second reading of the Northwest Territories Devolution Act in the House of Commons.  This is the second time he has cited my article in Parliament, and I’m pleased that he’s found it so useful. As …

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Citation in Michigan State International Law Review

Tony Penikett and Adam Goldenberg have recently published a fascinating article in the Michigan State International Law Review, entitled “Closing the Citizenship Gap in Canada’s North: Indigenous Rights, Arctic Sovereignty, and Devolution in Nunavut”. In this article, Penikett and Goldenberg argue that the devolution of control over lands and resources in Nunavut from Ottawa to …

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Citation in Polar Law Textbook II

Yesterday, the Nordic Council of Ministers published its second collection of essays on polar law, Polar Law Textbook II, edited by Natalia Loukacheva, Nansen Professor of Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri. In his contribution to the collection, entitled “Destiny or dream: Sharing resources, revenues and political power in Nunavut devolution”, Tony Penikett cited …

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Many thanks to Tom Fries

Many thanks to Tom Fries of The Arctic Institute in Washington, DC, for his generous coverage of my column in Northern Public Affairs over the past couple of months.  I especially appreciate his recent kind words: Anthony Speca’s writing this quarter for Northern Public Affairs has been an enormous pleasure to read, and a brief update to three of …

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