Industry’s Use of Sport for Development in Northern Indigenous Communities

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Industry’s Use of Sport for Development in Northern Indigenous Communities

Audrey Giles, 2018-19 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars


“Redwashing?”: The Extractive Industry’s Use of Sport for Development in Northern Indigenous Communities

Audrey Giles, 2018-19 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic Studies   |  Professor, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

 

Tuesday October 23  |  4:30pm  |  041 Haldeman Center  |  Dartmouth College, free and open to all.

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Environmental Studies Program. 

 

Abstract:

Thomas-Müller (2017) has argued that corporations, especially those in the mining, oil, and gas (“extractives”) industries are using “redwashing” tactics to portray an image of corporate benevolence while at the same time continuing practices that infringe upon Indigenous peoples’ traditional territories, cultural practices and health. Increasingly, the extractives industry is funding sport for development programs (i.e., sport programs that aim to achieve development objectives ranging from education to health to empowering members of marginalized communities) in Indigenous communities in the Global North as part of their corporate social responsibility strategies. In this talk, I will address the intersections of redwashing and the extractives industry’s sponsorship of sport for development programs in northern Indigenous communities, and I will discuss the tension at work when the extractives industry funds public health-related programs.

 

Bio:

An applied cultural anthropologist, Audrey Giles, Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, works with Indigenous communities in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic to examine the intersections between gender, culture, and place and how they relate to health promotion and injury prevention. Audrey’s Fulbright Arctic Research Chair project examines extractives industry-funded public health programs in the context of a changing climate.

http://www.teamgilesresearch.com/

 

For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

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