The White People Problem is a series of experimental works that seek to engage white settlers
on issues of colonialism, inequity, and privilege in Canada. Grounded in Boyce’s personal
experiences, this work is her response to conversations within her family and social in-groups in
Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Using an interdisciplinary approach, Boyce combines everyday objects, statistical data, and
comparison via self-location, to create an “inverse” white gaze. Viewers of the work are asked to
consider the ways in which they benefit from a colonial system in a country whose policies
continue to perpetuate a legacy of harm against Indigenous Peoples.