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Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) is an international research and teaching hub, housed at the University of Alberta, for the bourgeoning sub-field of Indigenous STS. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To build Indigenous scientific literacy by training graduate students, postdoctoral, and community fellows to grapple expertly with techno-scientific projects and topics that affect their territories, peoples, economies, and institutions; and 2) To produce research and public intellectual outputs with the goal to inform national, global, and Indigenous thought and policymaking related to science and technology. Indigenous STS is committed to building and supporting techno-scientific projects and ways of thinking that promote Indigenous self-determination.

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Ep. 99: A deep dive into the Doctrine of Discovery (and how it’s never gone away)

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

This week: the 'Change the Date' debate. We discuss what seems to have been the most controversial Australia Day yet. Plus, divine intervention? As the Chilean government turns up the heat, why would the Pope push the Mapuche to turn the other cheek? And: bison on the brink? It's an animal many still revere—now, a scientist raises fresh concerns about its future. Joining host Rick Harp this week are Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and Candis Callison, Associate Professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It.

January 28th, 2018|0 Comments

ALBUQUERQUE — Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave. “I didn’t know about New [...]

Ep. 98: Peering into the Playbook for White Denial of Indigenous Injury

January 21st, 2018|0 Comments

This week.. Politician contrition: an Alberta MLA walks back some sweeping off-hand comments about Aboriginal voter behaviour in his riding; A flyer full of ire: anonymous posters at an Atlantic university proclaim Indigenous people to be the overwhelming "beneficiaries," not the "victims" of European culture. Debunking denial: We take a deep dive into the playbook of White 'Denialism.' Brock Pitawanakwat, an assistant professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Sudbury, and Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, return to the roundtable. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

Ep. 96: Is Native Twitter More Than Just a Hashtag?

January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

This week: #NativeTwitter—more than just a hashtag? Can its influence be felt off-line? Or is it simply a case of tweeting to the choir? Seal for sale—Facebook reverses its refusal of seal-skin-related items on its platform. Split-shooter—a British Columbia court rules that a U.S.-based Indigenous man can legally hunt in Canada because his people’s territory pre-dates the border. Back at the roundtable are Ken Williams, an assistant professor with the University of Alberta’s department of Drama, and Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studiesat the University of Alberta. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

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Postdoctoral research position at Deakin University in Australia

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Deakin University in Australia are recruiting for a 2-year Associate Research Fellow position working on the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project ‘Hazards, culture and indigenous communities (HCIC).

1508, 2017

Visiting Speaker – Dr. Timothy Neale

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Visiting Speaker     Dr. Timothy Neale, Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Wednesday, August 16th 12:00 pm to 1:00 p.m.   Room 3-36 HMTory Firestick experiments: understanding new collaborations [...]

1308, 2017

MEDIA INDIGENA : Weekly Indigenous current affairs program

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Support us Description A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp. The Host: Rick Harp Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a city located [...]

2207, 2017

Indigenous Science and Technology Sovereignty—Shifting the Narrative from War to Protection?

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Kim TallBear [Days’ closing comments delivered July 12, 2017 at the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics (SING), University of Arizona. I spoke from notes so have reconstructed these comments from notes and [...]

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Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) is an international research and teaching hub, housed at the University of Alberta, for the bourgeoning sub-field of Indigenous STS. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To build Indigenous scientific literacy by training graduate students, postdoctoral, and community fellows to grapple expertly with techno-scientific projects and topics that affect their territories, peoples, economies, and institutions; and 2) To produce research and public intellectual outputs with the goal to inform national, global, and Indigenous thought and policymaking related to science and technology. Indigenous STS is committed to building and supporting techno-scientific projects and ways of thinking that promote Indigenous self-determination.

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