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Ken Coates

public policy analyst, commentator on Aboriginal affairs, northern specialist

Dr.Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School in Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan and Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He has published extensively on Aboriginal issues in Canada and internationally, higher education policy, regional economic development (focusing on the Arctic and sub-Arctic), and the commercialization of science and technology.

How Idle No More Lives on in Canada

Idle No More is not gone. Far from it. This most unusual of movements -- lacking formal structure, operating without money, and without a clear strategy -- had transformed the country and aboriginal public affairs in myriad ways. It was a game-changer in Canadian public life. Its founders urged indigenous people to find and exercise their voice. And they did. Idle No More was not a failure and has not disappeared.
05/07/2015 12:26 EDT