By Sean Graham
I’m joined by Kristin Burnett and Travis Hay, authors of Plundering the North: A History of Settler Colonialism, Corporate Welfare, and Food Insecurity. We discuss the geographic parameters of the ‘North,’ the challenges faced by northern communities, and the origins of food insecurity. We also chat about the colonial structures that have created the problem, how communities are trying to challenge these systems, and the resulting political and economic implications.
Historical Headline of the Week
“U.N. Reviews High Food Insecurity Rates in Canada’s Northern Territories,” APTN News, August 31, 2023.
Sean Graham is a cultural historian, an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, and a contributing editor with Activehistory.ca