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To overcome decades of mistrust, a workshop aims to train Indigenous researchers to be their own genome experts

By |2018-10-02T00:12:11+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Media|

Members of the Havasupai Tribe, shown in 2010 looking at blood samples previously taken from them, had to fight for access to their samples, in an episode that fueled suspicion between scientists and several Native American communities. JIM WILSON/THE NEW YORK TIMES/REDUX SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—When Ripan Malhi started graduate school in anthropology in 1996, his [...]

A Man Says His DNA Test Proves He’s Black, and He’s Suing

By |2018-10-02T00:13:26+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Media|

In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The DBE program at the U.S. Department of Transportation was originally designed to help minority- and woman-owned businesses win government contracts. So as proof of his minority status, Taylor submitted the results of a DNA test, [...]

Ep. 127: Why It’s Still Not Okay in Thunder Bay for Indigenous People

By |2018-08-13T14:15:08+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

Our seventh Summer Series episode collects and connects conversations about Thunder Bay, a small northwestern Ontario city where a huge amount of hostility has been directed at Indigenous people. It’s a negativity so persistent and pervasive, it is seemingly ingrained across a variety of the region’s institutions. Featured voices in this podcast include: CBC journalist Jody Porter; Karyn Pugliese, Executive Director of News and Current Affairs with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, plus Lisa Girbav, a radio broadcaster from Tsimshian territory and a student at UBC; University of Alberta associate professor of Native Studies Kim TallBear, along with associate professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism Candis Callison; Ken Williams, an assistant professor with the University of Alberta's department of drama; Brock Pitawanakwat, assistant professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Sudbury.

Ep. 126: Moving beyond lip service for Indigenous languages

By |2018-08-13T14:26:00+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

Our sixth Summer Series episode collects and connects conversations about language: more specifically, the politics of Indigenous language rights and funding in Canada. Featured voices this episode include: Lorena Fontaine, an associate professor of Indigenous Governance at the University of Winnipeg; Karyn Pugliese, APTN's Executive Director of News and Current Affairs, along with Lisa Girbav, radio broadcaster and student from the Tsimshian territory; Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, plus Candis Callison, associate professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.

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