Type of Thesis
The bituminous sands industry, also called the tar sands or oil sands industry, is under-researched and over sensationalized in media and academia. Environmental justice implications of the industry with regard to Indigenous populations creates a polarized environment. Polarization seems to be rooted in practical, quantitative, and rational considerations by affected individuals. When applying a feminist listening methodology, however, the perceptions of the Indigenous-industry relationships seems to be more informed by a personal conception of sustainability than rational, quantitative thought processes. This conclusion contains implications regarding the valuation and analysis of culture, and the nature of Indigenous-industry relations.
Wyatt, Turner, "Perceptions of Indigenous and Industry Relations and the Albertan Bituminous Sands Industry" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 740.