Professor Elizabeth Rata, Associate Professor in the School of Critical Studies in Education – June 26, 2012
The Frontier Centre interviewed Elizabeth Rata, an education professor at the University of Auckland, who believes the modern approach to Maori education focusing on difference and ‘re-tribalizing’ is misguided and will lead to failure.
Calvin Helin, Author 'The Economic Dependency Trap' – January 21, 2011
Calvin Helin worked his way up from an impoverished boyhood in a remote First Nations village in northern British Columbia to become a successful lawyer and international businessman. He has dedicated his life to helping others break the bonds of economic dependency and emerge with newfound confidence and self-worth.
Robert Nault, Former Minister of Indian Affairs – July 7, 2010
"That’s where I think the Frontier Centre for Public Policy really does make a big difference. You guys are out there saying go ahead and do it, here’s what you need to do and here’s why it’s important. I think more and more leaders are seeing what happens when you do do that. There are enough examples now of successful First Nations that you can’t say it’s not possible or they’re not capable. I think the next step is for people to grab on to it in a larger way and move quicker because they’re missing a lot of great opportunities and we’re missing a whole generation if we don’t move faster than we are now."
Dr. Tom Flanagan, Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary and Co-Author of Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights – April 15, 2010
Conversation with the co-author of Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights which proposes a legislation to make it possible for First Nations, on a voluntary basis, to take collective ownership of their land reserves and also to create ownership in fee simple for individuals.
Dr. Douglas Bland, Queen's University School of Policy Studies and Author of 'Uprising' – March 18, 2010
Frontier's Conversation with the author of Uprising about the state of Aboriginal affairs in Canada and the likelihood of insurgency.
Frances Widdowson, Co-Author of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry – February 13, 2009
Frontier interviews Frances Widdowson in a Conservation on the Frontier.
Kim Sigurdson, Businessman and Aboriginal Advocate – June 27, 2007
Frontier's conversation with Kim Sigurdson
Calvin Helin, Aboriginal Entrepreneur and Author of Dances with Dependency – June 25, 2007
Frontier's conversation with the author of "Dances With Dependecy", Calvin Helin
Alan Duff, Author and Social Activist for Maori advancement – May 29, 2007
Frontier's conversation with the author of "Once Were Warriors" author Alan Duff
Chief John Miswagon, Cross Lake First Nation – May 27, 2005
A Chief who runs an open, democratic administration talks about his band's progressive policies.
Russell Means, America's 'most famous Indian' – September 28, 2004
Frontier interviews Russell Means, America's "most famous Indian," on aboriginal policy reform, September 16, 2004.
Gordon Gibson, Author, Columnist and Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute – April 5, 2004
Gordon Gibson talks about the current state of aboriginal policy in Canada and where he thinks it should go.
Don Sandberg, Aboriginal Policy Fellow – February 29, 2004
An interview with Don Sandberg, the Frontier Centre's new aboriginal policy fellow.