Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Sociology and Anthropology


Sociology, Social Structure and Development.




In 2001 the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources released the Northern Boreal Initiative, outlining their plans to develop commercial forestry operations in the far northern regions of the province where many First Nations communities are located. The NBI emphasized an approach to land management known as 'community-based land use planning' or CBLUP, which stressed the importance of community led economic development. Drawing on concepts of appropriation, translation and alignment developed within the governmentality literature, I propose that such locally or regionally specific development projects can be viewed as sites where resistance and rule interact, resulting in novel configurations and organizations of governing and governed. The thesis also explores links between the Northern Boreal Initiative and international development discourse to illustrate how policies and plans for development employ the community discourse in order to attempt to govern the participation of indigenous communities in development projects. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-01, page: 0196. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.

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