Neoliberal settler colonialism, Canada and the tar sands

@article{Preston2013NeoliberalSC,
  title={Neoliberal settler colonialism, Canada and the tar sands},
  author={Jen Preston},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  year={2013},
  volume={55},
  pages={42 - 59}
}
  • J. Preston
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Political Science
  • Race & Class
The Canadian government commenced the treaty-making process with the Indigenous peoples of the Athabasca region in 1870, motivated by the Geological Survey of Canada’s reports that petroleum existed in the area. This, in addition to the discovery of gold in the Klondike region, spurred an influx of unregulated settlement and resource extraction in the north. The trajectory of this history has continued to bring the Canadian settler state – and its oil industry stakeholders – into negotiation… 

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