Tag Archive | Canada

The Glare of Ice: Thoughts on the new National Atlas of Canada

I’m two weeks behind in following up on this (I’ve been off presenting on Arctic architectures and wet ontologies), but I can’t let the new National Map of Canada, released 15 April 2015, pass by without a few thoughts. As has been widely reported (by the CBC, the Globe & Mail, and others), the national […]

On Alert: The icy travels of Edgar Allan Poe, Josh Ritter, and Governor-General David Johnston

On Alert: The icy travels of Edgar Allan Poe, Josh Ritter, and Governor-General David Johnston

Amidst the ongoing effort by countries to assert their presence in the far North (note: I’m careful to use the word ‘presence’, not ‘claim’ or ‘sovereignty’), a little gem was issued this weekend by Canada’s Governor-General, David Johnston. Johnston was interviewed by Toronto’s Globe and Mail, following his recent visit to Alert, Nunavut. Just over […]

Of Franklin, the Northwest Passage, Scotland, and Crimea

Its been a busy week for students of Arctic identity, what with all the noise surrounding Canada’s discovery of the remains of one of Sir John Franklin’s ships that went down in 1845 when seeking the Northwest Passage. Klaus Dodds has posted an insightful commentary on the political implications of the discovery (and the attention […]