Exploring 'Helicopter' Consulting

Author(s): James Herbert; Sean Connuaghton

Year: 2017


Large-scale cultural resource management on the Northwest Coast stands at the crossroads among resource development, for-profit resource management, and Indigenous control and consent. Recent legal cases, specifically in British Columbia, highlight the need for consultants, industry and Indigenous governments to plan for future development together. This paper follows a line of inquiry from our previous work, exploring how the ‘fly in, fly out’ nature of consulting practices alienates consultants from the communities they work in, and with, and inhibits a true understanding of the impact of consultation on these communities.

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Exploring 'Helicopter' Consulting. James Herbert, Sean Connuaghton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430078)

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Abstract Id(s): 14697