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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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Ep. 148: War on the Wet’suwet’en?

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Ep. 142: Inflaming the Issue: Could fire-ridden California have benefitted from indigenous knowledge

November 24th, 2018|0 Comments

1. Fighting fire with fire? Why some say the massive blazes ripping across parts of California did not have to be so furious or fatal, if only the state would listen more to Indigenous peoples. 2. Cultural linchpin or not-so-scenic buzzkill? Why some Ontario cottagers ain’t so 'wild' about the return of rice to the region. 3. Media muzzle? A southern U.S. tribe suddenly takes back the press protections it had only put in place three years prior.

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1401, 2020

Chronic Wasting Beads 2019

January 14th, 2020|0 Comments

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.

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I-STEAM Pathways 2020

January 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

1505, 2019

Report of Indigenous STS Symposium 2018

May 15th, 2019|Comments Off on 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? [...]

305, 2018

Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies and Sustainable Relations

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on 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: [...]

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