‘Capital-C’ Consultation: Community, Capitalism and Colonialism

Marina La Salle


Drawing on ethnographic research based in Gitxaała, British Columbia during 2007, I focus on the theory and practice of consultation undertaken for development in British Columbia. I specifically address the local impact of the consultative process on the Indigenous community, and relate this to larger themes of capitalism and colonialist expansion.


consultation; capitalism; colonialism; collaboration; Traditional Use Study; Aboriginal Right and Title

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