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The “In Consultation” module gives students a motivating and critical-thinking-based insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes as oil sands companies consult  and negotiate with aboriginal communities in Alberta to establish locations for their projects.   Students acquire background knowledge about oil sands and a fictitious oil company project  and then research proposed actions for  one of five aboriginal communities or the oil company itself and proceed with simulated consultation and  negotiation.   This is all conducted in a self-contained on line space with up-to-date resources.