The Social Costs of Industrial Growth in the Sub-Arctic Regions of "Canada"
Author(s)Cody, Caylee T
Corporate Social Responsibility
Impact Benefit Agreements
Civic and Community Engagement
Defense and Security Studies
Gender and Sexuality
Inequality and Stratification
Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Peace and Conflict Studies
Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Race and Ethnicity
Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
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AbstractColonialism in the land that is now called “Canada” is rooted in the ongoing dispossession of Indigenous people’s way of existing and interacting with the world. The present study identifies that the social costs of industrial growth are part of an ongoing process of colonialism which continues to annex Indigenous lands to feed the capitalist economy and reify the power of the state. Through a comparative analysis of literature written about the Attawapiskat First Nation and the Innu Nation, the study reveals that the financial rewards of industrial growth are few, while the cultural, human, and environmental costs are many. The study adds to the growing body of work which seeks to present alternative narratives to those which are presented by state and corporate actors.
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