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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 CP

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