Regional Border Security Management in the Territorial North

Professor Heather Nicol

This paper explores the layered relationship between security practice in the Canada-US Arctic borderlands and Northern communities’ well-being. Evolving management practices that stem from southern border policy have defined a security relationship between Alaska, Yukon and the regions’ pan-Arctic indigenous peoples that present unique challenges. For example, what is the relationship between security and mobility and indigenous rights broadly defined under this policy regime? What does this this security relationship offer ongoing non-conventional security challenges in the region? This paper considers the larger implications and potential for better regional border management policies.



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