Our introductory chapter provides an overview of the book: We explore the implications of an RCMP investigation known as Project SITKA, the extension of the “war on terror” for domestic surveillance; contexts of settler colonial present in Canada; the rise of extractive capitalism and the role of policing in the reproduction of social order.

The following file was used in this chapter:

CSIS 2012-27

Number of Pages: 44

Summary of File: Disclosed documents contain presentation notes and PowerPoint slides related to meetings between the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) in 2007. Contains presentation notes from CSIS that speak to the agencies history and mandate. As well as reference to potential security threats posed against critical infrastructure from terrorism or domestic extremism. Details that CSIS maintains that it is important to reach out to the private sector through the Liaison Awareness Program that facilitates information sharing and education on security awareness.

CSIS 2016-47

Number of Pages: 405

Summary of file: Disclosed documents are comprised of slides, threat assessments, intelligence assessments, and reports concerning domestic extremism and Islamic terrorism. Many of these documents were prepared by the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Center (ITAC). The primary focus in these documents are given to the perceived “threats” of “aboriginal extremism”. One of the primary concerns within this document is a developing assessment of the 2008 Aboriginal National Day of Action (NDA) which is understood by the ITAC as a threat to “internal security” and “national security”. Of note, is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) report titled “Project SITKA: Serious Criminality Associated to Large Public Order Events with National Implications” published by the National Intelligence Coordination Centre concerning the surveillance of Indigenous activists.