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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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Advancing Science and Technology for Indigenous Communities

June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Dr. Kim TallBear from University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair for Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment discusses innovate ideas to advance science and technology opportunities and careers for Indigenous communities.

Ep. 119: Why DNA “Indigenous ancestry” tests ain’t worth a doggone dime

June 16th, 2018|0 Comments

THIS WEEK // Survey says: We opine on a poll asking Canadians what they think should be done regarding Indigenous peoples. Statistically insignificant: The auditor general does a number on the federal government's glaring gaps in data for First Nations reserves. Doggone DNA: Think you can trust those genetic tests that tell you how 'Indian' you are? Guess you missed that recent story of a lab that verified the tribal ancestry of a chihuahua! Joining Rick Harp at the roundtable once again are Candis Callison, associate professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism, and Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

After dog DNA debacle, Indigenous researcher says ancestry testing is ‘stupid science’

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Even in a credible DNA lab, there are problems using tests to determine Indigenous affiliation, Kim TallBear says. (Courtesy Kim TallBear)

CBC Edmonton AM – DNA tests and heritage

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Can a DNA test actually tell you anything about your heritage? And why some ancestries -- like Indigenous and Metis -- are especially hard to tease out.

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305, 2018

Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies and Sustainable Relations

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies and Sustainable Relations

Please join us at the University of Alberta for a 2-day symposium addressing questions related to Indigenous peoples, techno-science, colonialism, and the environment. June 8-9, 2018, Enterprise Square, Edmonton, AB, Canada Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: [...]

409, 2017

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 [...]

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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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