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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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WORLD101x Interviews – Kim TallBear

By | 2017-10-01T22:09:25+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media|

  UQx World101x Anthropology of Current World Issues   World101x: Anthropology of Current World Issues is the fifth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from The University of Queensland to be released on the EdX platform. We want you to challenge your view(s) and ask the question how is anthropology changing the world and what [...]

Collecting Biosamples for Research Is Important. So Are the People From Whom They Are Taken.

By | 2017-10-01T22:09:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media|

  IN A NEW YORK TIMES op-ed published in April, bioethicists Holly Fernandez Lynch and Steven Joffe suggested that the business and ethics of biobanking — the practice of saving tissues, blood, and other biosamples culled from patients during routine interactions with doctors, and warehousing them, sometimes without patient consent, for future research — is [...]

How Scientists And Indigenous Groups Can Team Up to Protect Forests and Climate

By | 2017-10-01T22:09:25+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media|

  To say that the history of scientists working in indigenous territories is fraught would be an understatement. Look through the literature and you'll find stories of researchers setting their own agendas, collecting and publishing data without consent, and failing to include community members as collaborators or coauthors on studies. “The dominant narrative is that indigenous [...]

CBC interview: How science and First Nations oral tradition are converging

By | 2017-10-01T22:09:25+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media|

The long history of First Nations people isn't one that can be found in books. Instead, it is a rich documentation detailed throughout time — a collective enterprise carried on by tradition and culture. Oral tradition has often been discounted as just stories —  but science is proving that the facts behind those stories certainly shouldn't be [...]