Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, Northern Public Affairs will publish select articles from our print magazine. This week we present Peter H. Russell’s “Defining the North.” Russell argues that his most “fundamental point is that we have surely reached a moment in Canada’s history at which decisions about the future of the North must be made primarily by northerners. No longer should Canadians look to Ottawa mandarins or southern Canadian myth-makers to determine the path of the political, economic, and social development of Canada’s North.”
His article was also featured in the Globe and Mail’s Social Studies column.
You can find his article below.
Defining the North – Peter Russell
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