Green Capitalism Won’t Save Indigenous Nations or Canadians

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Maxwell Folk


The 'greening' of capitalism is marketed as mitigating the drawbacks of historical and contemporary systems of extraction while simultaneously being pushed as a method through which relationships between Indigenous nations and the state can be reconciled or decolonized. However, this narrative is ignorant of the consumption required for maintenance of the status quo for colonial states and the subservient relationships of Indigenous nations to the dominant economic system. Without major changes in colonial consumption and the relation of Indigenous peoples to planning and power, decolonization and mitigation of climate disaster are doomed to failure.