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Identity, Inspiration, and Anxiety

“What happens in the North will be of great importance to what happens to the future of our country”

P. Whitney Lackenbauer is chair of the history department at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo) and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is also co-director of the Emerging Arctic Security Environment project through ArcticNet and a fellow with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. Whitney has travelled extensively in the Canadian Arctic and broader circumpolar world and has consulted for various government departments and organizations. His current research focuses on Arctic sovereignty and security policies, Aboriginal-state relations, and contemporary circumpolar affairs. He recently authored The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.