Working Papers on Arctic Security No. 2
Full Title: Turtle Island Blues: Climate Change and Failed Indigenous Securitization in the Canadian Arctic
Published: August 7, 2012
The Working Papers on Arctic Security series seeks to stimulate deeper academic dialogue on Arctic security issues in Canada.
This is the second paper in the series, presented by Wilfrid Greaves, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
Turtle Island Blues investigates how Arctic security is understood by people who live in the region. By using publically available online documents from the Permanent Participants of the Arctic Council representing Canadian indigenous peoples and the national Inuit organization in Canada, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Greaves sets out to do the following: a) lay out a revised securitization framework for understanding security claims; b) map how Arctic security has been articulated by these indigenous actors in the Canadian North; and c) apply the revised securitization theory to partially explain the failure of indigenous efforts to securitize Arctic climate change.
This series is supported by the Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program and the ArcticNet project on The Emerging Arctic Security Environment.