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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Anthropology, Genomics, and Whiteness

    September 26 @ 7:00 PM MDT



Ep. 75: Child welfare’s links to homelessness; BC overdose data; What is “authentic” Indigenous art?

By | 2017-09-17T21:24:00+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Categories: Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|

This week’s Indigenous roundtable: a new study seems to solidify the link between homelessness and contact with the child welfare system; new data reveals a disproportionate number of Indigenous deaths due to overdose in British Columbia; and, with the big Santa Fe Indian Art market around the corner, we discuss its approach to the perennial debate over “authentic” Indigenous art. Joining us are Lakota activist and communications professional Taté Walker and Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. // Our theme is ‘nesting’ by birocratic.

When ‘Where Are You From?’ Takes You Someplace Unexpected

By | 2017-08-27T22:08:02+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Media|

Imagine finding out one day that many of the stories that you told about yourself weren't really true. The way you understood your family history, the way you explained your personality ("I'm Italian, of course I talk loud!"), the way you talked about your hair — what if all of it was just, well, [...]

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WORLD101x Interviews – Kim TallBear

By | 2017-07-17T23:41:02+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: 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 | 2017-06-22T23:54:40+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]