WarPod#2 - Danita Burke: Perceptions of the Arctic

  • Danita Catherine Burke (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


The WarPod talks to Danita Catherine Burke about perceptions of sovereignty in the disputed Arctic region. Though no one officially owns the arctic (and its waterways), Danita discusses how Canadians have developed a strong narrative of ownership of the Arctic validated by folk lore and the drawing of territorial lines on maps. The importance of such narratives is likely to increase as climate change alters the geography of the region.
Held atInternational Politics
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Arctic
  • Sovereignty
  • Security
  • Canada
  • Crimea
  • Arctic Council
  • International Politics
  • Identity