Capital and Labour, First Nations and the State: An example from the fishing industry.

This workshop discusses data and contexts related to the role of First Nations as labour and agents of capitalism in the context of BC's capitalist
fishing industry. A specific focus on the role of state intervention in shaping labour and capital relations will be explored in this session. Resources that can be adapted to classroom use will be provided.

Target Audience

Secondary Teachers


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room 220

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  • Charles Menzies

    "Charles Menzies is a member of the Gitxaała Nation on BC's north coast and enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska. Professor Menzies is one of only a dozen Indigenous faculty in the Faculty of Arts at UBC.  He achieved his Ph.D in the Anthropology Program at the City University of New York.  Professor Menzies' primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations' issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC.
    His current research project, Laxyuup Gitxaała, combines archaeology and socio anthropology to document the traditional territory of Gitxaała Nation."