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Ken Coates

Senior Advisor

Ken Coates is one of Canada's foremost analysts of the challenges and opportunities facing the country.  Raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, his northern informed views of Canada bring original and creative insights into contemporary realities.  He works extensively on the impact of science and technology on society, particularly related to the world of work.  He has deep insights into the issues facing rural and small towns in Canada and, conversely, the rise of the economically dominant city states in the country.  Ken has also written extensively on Indigenous rights and economic development and has worked with Indigenous groups across Canada and internationally. He is a leading commentator on Arctic affairs and northern development.  Author of many books and articles, Ken contributes extensively to debates on television, radio, newspaper and social media.  He is Chair in Indigenous Governance Degree, at Yukon University.

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