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.
Podcast: For The Wild – Dr. KIM TALLBEAR on Reviving Kinship and Sexual Abundance /157
Intimacy and sexuality is the soil that gives rise to creativity, pleasure and the regeneration of new life. As mainstream understandings of sex, marriage, and family continue to shift, Dr. Kim TallBear highlights [...]
Ep. 163: Australian government tries to deport Indigenous people as “aliens”
Support us This week: State of Alienation. It was a country that didn’t even exist 120 years ago. Yet, today, authorities in Australia are convinced they’re somehow justified in declaring [...]
Ep. 160: All White History is Revisionist History
Support us This week: How a lake in the States lost its Indigenous name, re-gained it, only to potentially lose it again because of a Minnesota court decision. Join us [...]
Ep. 148: War on the Wet’suwet’en?
This week... Another BC battlefront: Why Wet'suwet'en resistance to the Coastal Gas Link pipeline project is—and isn’t—so complicated to understand. Revitalizing MEDIA INDIGENA: Why us taking a break after 147 consecutive weeks is the best guarantee of many more episodes to come.
Chronic Wasting Beads 2019
Cardinal-McTeague presents science and health communication of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) through a cultural lens. Here he uses Métis and Cree floral beadwork to depict the protein structure of normal and misfolded prions and the progression of the disease. On the right, coloured beads encode different amino acid alleles associated with incubation rates, which impact transmission properties of the disease.
I-STEAM Pathways 2020
The Environmental Education Program for Indigenous Youth provides opportunities for the next generation of Indigenous youth to participate in experiential post-secondary environmental education within the Athabasca river basin and Wood Bufalo region. The [...]
Report of Indigenous STS Symposium 2018
Strategic Priorities of the "Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies & Sustainable Relations" Symposium Edmonton, AB June 8 - 9 , 2018 How do we build the field of Indigenous STS? [...]
Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies and Sustainable Relations
Please join us at the University of Alberta for a 2-day symposium addressing questions related to Indigenous peoples, techno-science, colonialism, and the environment. June 8-9, 2018, Enterprise Square, Edmonton, AB, Canada Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: [...]