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Ep. 140: Unpacking the Colonial Foundations of Philanthropy

By |2018-11-15T13:30:08+00:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

THIS WEEK... What’s in a name? Everything, for Indigenous families hoping to reclaim their people's traditional naming practices. What gives with philanthropy? The author of a new book on the subject says it’s time to decolonize the sector. Grief over Greyhound: What will First Nations who once relied on the bus service do now that it's ceased operations in western Canada?

Ep. 138: Will Legal Cannabis Spark a Jackpot or Jeopardy for Indigenous Peoples?

By |2018-11-15T13:33:13+00:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

This week, part two of our live show at the University of Winnipeg on the potential impacts of cannabis legalization on Indigenous peoples in Canada. Part one featured matters of jurisdiction and justice; this time 'round, we look at the way some dream of an economic jackpot while others foresee a nightmare of mental and moral jeopardy.

Ep. 137: Questions of Cannabis Justice and Jurisdiction for Indigenous Peoples

By |2018-11-15T13:36:43+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

On this week’s program, recorded live in Winnipeg, we stir the pot now that Canada’s cannabis countdown is complete, making it only the second country in the world to legalize marijuana.

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.

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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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