Cover of Indigenous Legalities, Pipeline Viscosities, published by University of Alberta Press

Indigenous Legalities, Pipeline Viscosities

Colonial Extractivism and Wet’suwet’en Resistance

by Tyler McCreary

University of Alberta Press


Academic: Indigenous, Law, Politics

CDN: $36.99


Indigenous Legalities, Pipeline Viscosities examines the relationship between the Wet’suwet’en and hydrocarbon pipeline development, showing how colonial governments and corporations seek to control Indigenous claims and how the Wet’suwet’en resist. Tyler McCreary explores pipeline regulatory review processes, reviews attempts to reconcile Indigeneity with development, and asks fundamental questions about territory and jurisdiction. In the process, he offers historical context for the continuing influences of colonialism on Indigenous peoples. Throughout, McCreary demonstrates how the cyclical movements between resistance and reconciliation are affected by the unequal relations between Indigenous peoples, colonial governments, and development operations. This sophisticated analysis invites readers to consider the complex realities of Indigenous and Wet’suwet’en law, as well as the politics of pipeline development.

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