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.
Recent Lab Blogs
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).
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Recent in Media
1. Downhill and out: Canada’s highest court rules against an Indigenous sacred site in favour of a ski resort. 2. White Hot: Conservative Twitter goes ballistic over a white professor’s claims that the white nuclear family reproduces white supremacy. 3. Re-Con: We check in on the second-ever Indigenous Comic Convention.
With the advent of modern DNA tests, people can now find out their genetic makeup within days. For many the tests can help strengthen a sense of heritage and ancestry. But according to indigenous scholar Kim TallBear, a specialist in racial politics in science, the results of a DNA test do not give people a license to adopt or claim membership to a Native American community.
More reflection is needed on the missing persons DNA program and what it means for the state surveillance and management of Indigenous people.
Fight of the Freedmen: Has a court victory for the descendants of ex-slaves of the Cherokee guaranteed the return of their citizenship? Casting controversy: Why Adam Beach wants other Aboriginal actors to boycott a new television series. Out of Print: why it looks very much like there’s no tomorrow for Indian Country Today. Joining host/producer Rick Harp are Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and Lakota activist and communications professional, Taté Walker.