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Andreas Krebs

Political communications professional.

Andreas Krebs is a political communications professional based in Toronto. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and has worked as a consultant and researcher for a number of First Nations in British Columbia.
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To Talk About Bill C-51, We Need to Get Over Fear

It's pretty clear that in the public discourse around C-51, there are serious fears on each side. One side is afraid of terrorism infiltrating Canada; the other is afraid of abuse of power through government surveillance. How are we to get back to a real public dialogue, instead of talking past one another?
03/09/2015 01:02 EDT
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How Harper's Fear Appeals Actually Work

Conveniently, the fear appeals being made by ISIS, Al Shabab, and the other myriad terror groups we tend to lump together are quite literally textbook examples of fear appeals. What's more, the terrorists and our own government actually work together for a good part of the process, increasing the fear we feel for their own insidious ends.
02/26/2015 12:34 EST
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In 2014, There Was Progress For Aboriginal People

Canada's colonial reality means Aboriginal people here face challenges where non-Aboriginal people enjoy opportunities. But I believe that through the hard work of many activists, leaders, and thinkers, Canada is slowly decolonizing. In the spirit of optimism that rings in a new year, I'd like to focus on some of the events that signal this gradual shift, even while recognizing that, in the words of Justice Murray Sinclair, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this work will not be completed in our lifetimes.
01/02/2015 07:36 EST
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Vancouver's Model Is the Best Path Towards Solving Aboriginal Issues

In the wake of the Vancouver motion, municipalities across the country now have a clear path laid out before them: building relationships and engaging respectfully leads towards reconciliation. But, Reimer cautions, there's a lot of groundwork to be done first. "I wouldn't have my opening salvo be a motion recognizing unceded territory. I think you'd want to have some process that led up to it.
07/06/2014 12:12 EDT
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This Tribal Chief Isn't Too Worried About the Pipeline

Terry Teegee doesn't seem too worried about the Harper government's recent approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. According to the tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, the announcement's low profile signals waning support for the pipeline from the prime minister.
06/19/2014 05:17 EDT
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What the "Third Party" Really Means to Attawapiskat

Placing Attawapiskat under third-party management isn't warranted by the circumstances. However, the move does follow an abstract notion deeply rooted in Canada's colonial history and held by both the current Conservative government and a good chunk of the Canadian public.
12/13/2011 04:45 EST