The Summer internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) is an initiative associated with the Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) Lab created by Dr. Kim TallBear at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies. Designed in consultation with SING USA and SING Aotearoa, this week-long residential program invites Indigenous participants to engage in hands-on classroom, lab, and field training in genomic sciences. Participants can include undergraduate and graduate students as well as community members. They will be introduced to leading advances in and decolonial approaches to genomics, bioinformatics, and the ethical, environmental, economic, legal, and social (GE3LS) implications of those sciences. Participants will gain awareness of the uses, misuses, opportunities, and limitations of genomics as a tool for Indigenous peoples’ self-governance. The goal of SING Canada is to build Indigenous capacity in scientific literacy by training undergraduate and graduate students, and Indigenous community members to grapple expertly with techno-scientific projects and topics that effect their territories, peoples, economies, and institutions. SING Canada is distinguished by its dedication to critical Indigenous theory and an emphasis on discussing the local political, legal, Indigenous, and biological contexts where the workshops take place, with particular emphasis on questions of concerns to these communities.
Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) Zizhao (Finn) Wang 2018-02-14T18:11:59+00:00
Slide show with snapshots from the Summer 2017 SING program held at the University of Arizona.