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Ep. 136: Why Decarbonization and Decolonization Go Hand-in-Hand

By |2018-11-15T13:41:43+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

Twelve years. According to a new report from the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that's how long we have to act both decisively and radically concerning the climate if we are to keep life viable for much if not most of humanity. Here's another number: 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to the same IPCC report, that’s the maximum increase in average world temperatures, relative to pre-industrial levels, that our planet can sustain before it will simply be unable to sustain us. That’s the bad news. But believe it or not, there is good news here too: many say keeping our planet below 1.5 is not only achievable, but realistic, though it will require a scale and scope of change that is simply unprecedented.

Ep. 135: What Does Indigenization of Education Really Mean?

By |2018-11-15T13:46:18+00:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

This week, our special live-audience episode in Edmonton, where we discussed... Protocol Schmotocol: What one professor’s slide into another’s DMs on Twitter in search of help on a highly-sensitive subject can teach us about ethical research... 'Indigenous Renaissance': Just one of many pointed phrases in the victory speech of Maliseet musician Jeremy Dutcher at this year’s Polaris Music Prize ceremony. But as Indigenous artists continue to rack up recognition in the broader arts world, should we see their success as made-in-Canada, or made despite it? Education 'Indigenization': Confused by what different institutions mean by the term? Special guest Adam Gaudry (Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta) walks us through what true reconciliation might look like in the academy.

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, [...]

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