Kim TallBear

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By | 2018-06-06T10:20:09+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media|

With the rise in consumer DNA tests and online genealogy, people might soon have a pretty good idea where their families came from for generations. But are we putting too much faith in DNA? Can our genetic ancestry really tell us anything about ourselves? And what happens when DNA databases become playgrounds for true [...]

Podcast: BroadScience – The Social Life of DNA Part 2: What does it mean to be Indigenous?

By | 2018-03-21T20:45:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media|

This episode will conclude our series on the social life of DNA. First, on BiteSize Science (6.02min), we chat about Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong’s two-year mission to fix the gender imbalance in his writing.  Our main story then follows Dr. Lynn Gehl(7.35min), an Algonquin-Anishinaabe woman from Eastern Ontario who just last April won [...]

Ep. 99: A deep dive into the Doctrine of Discovery (and how it’s never gone away)

By | 2018-02-04T23:12:13+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

This week: the 'Change the Date' debate. We discuss what seems to have been the most controversial Australia Day yet. Plus, divine intervention? As the Chilean government turns up the heat, why would the Pope push the Mapuche to turn the other cheek? And: bison on the brink? It's an animal many still revere—now, a scientist raises fresh concerns about its future. Joining host Rick Harp this week are Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and Candis Callison, Associate Professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

Ep. 98: Peering into the Playbook for White Denial of Indigenous Injury

By | 2018-02-04T23:19:43+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

This week.. Politician contrition: an Alberta MLA walks back some sweeping off-hand comments about Aboriginal voter behaviour in his riding; A flyer full of ire: anonymous posters at an Atlantic university proclaim Indigenous people to be the overwhelming "beneficiaries," not the "victims" of European culture. Debunking denial: We take a deep dive into the playbook of White 'Denialism.' Brock Pitawanakwat, an assistant professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Sudbury, and Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, return to the roundtable. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.


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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