Tag: Oil Sands

Settler Geology: Earth’s deep history and the governance of in situ oil spills in Alberta

jeremy schmidt , December 27th, 2019

Those who follow debates around the Anthropocene will be familiar with a very prominent premise: that the scale of the Anthropocene is incommensurate with human time. Or, in…

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Reclaiming Nature? Indigenous Homeland and Oil Sands Territory

Chitra , March 7th, 2017

Tara Joly, University of Aberdeen § Settler colonial relations construct the Athabasca region as extractive oil sands territory, yet the region remains homeland for Indigenous peoples, including Méti…


Harvesting Ruins: The Im/Permanence of Work Camps and Reclaiming Colonized Landscapes in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands

Chitra , October 23rd, 2016

Janelle Marie Baker, Anthropology McGill University § *All photos taken by Janelle Marie Baker Abandoned work camp in Bigstone Cree Nation territory. My Nehiwayak (Cree) friends who have the…