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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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1311, 2017

Ep. 88: Canada’s highest court rules in favour of ski resort over sacred site

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|0 Comments

1. Downhill and out: Canada’s highest court rules against an Indigenous sacred site in favour of a ski resort. 2. White Hot: Conservative Twitter goes ballistic over a white professor’s claims that the white nuclear family reproduces white supremacy. 3. Re-Con: We check in on the second-ever Indigenous Comic Convention.

311, 2017

North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC “Does A DNA Test Make You Indigenous?”

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Media|0 Comments

With the advent of modern DNA tests, people can now find out their genetic makeup within days. For many the tests can help strengthen a sense of heritage and ancestry. But according to indigenous scholar Kim TallBear, a specialist in racial politics in science, the results of a DNA test do not give people a license to adopt or claim membership to a Native American community.

2809, 2017

A new “Indian register” for Indigenous DNA? – Written by Jessica Kolopenuk

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Jessica Kolopenuk, Media|0 Comments

More reflection is needed on the missing persons DNA program and what it means for the state surveillance and management of Indigenous people.

1609, 2017

Ep. 80: Cherokee Freedmen, Adam Beach Boycott, Indian Country Today

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|0 Comments

Fight of the Freedmen: Has a court victory for the descendants of ex-slaves of the Cherokee guaranteed the return of their citizenship? Casting controversy: Why Adam Beach wants other Aboriginal actors to boycott a new television series. Out of Print: why it looks very much like there’s no tomorrow for Indian Country Today. Joining host/producer Rick Harp are Kim TallBear, associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and Lakota activist and communications professional, Taté Walker.

1109, 2017

Ep. 79: Meet the MEDIA INDIGENA Roundtable

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|0 Comments

This week's Indigenous roundtable gets up close and personal with the people behind the show. As long-time listeners know, we at the podcast have brought you a wealth of voices on a variety of topics, week after week. But, as of this very episode, we’re pleased to announce a shift to a more permanent roster: joining host/producer Rick Harp are Brock Pitawanakwat, Ken Williams, Kim Tallbear and Taté Walker. So, exactly who are these people? And if they’re gonna be roundtable regulars, shouldn’t we know a bit more about them first? Answering those questions is what this episode is all about. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

2608, 2017

Ep. 77: Ottawa’s new Indigenous court; Australia’s cashless welfare cards; Iqaluit’s first liquor store

By | August 26th, 2017|Categories: Kim TallBear, Media, MEDIA INDIGENA|0 Comments

Ottawa gets a new, Indigenous-only courtroom, but does the evidence support the move? Why critics say electronic welfare cards are being used to police the behaviour of recipients in Australia. How Iqaluit’s new beer and wine store hopes to keep a damper on drinking by customers. Rounding out this week’s Indigenous roundtable are host/producer Rick Harp along with the University of Alberta’s Kim TallBear (Native Studies) and Ken Williams (Drama). // Our theme is ‘nesting’ by birocratic.