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.