About Kim TallBear

Principal Investigator; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment; Associate Professor; Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Indigenous Science and Technology Sovereignty—Shifting the Narrative from War to Protection?

By |2017-10-01T22:09:25-06:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TECHNOSCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENT, Kim TallBear|

Kim TallBear [Days’ closing comments delivered July 12, 2017 at the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics (SING), University of Arizona. I spoke from notes so have reconstructed these comments from notes and memory, elaborating slightly here on a couple of points made orally.] Being inspired today and all week by Katrina Claw [...]

DISRUPTING SETTLEMENT, SEX, AND NATURE – An Indigenous Logic of Relationality

By |2017-10-01T22:10:38-06:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: DECOLONIAL SUSTAINABILITY LABORATORY, Kim TallBear|

Abstract We live in an era of decimation dubbed the “anthropocene.” Settler-colonial states such as the US and Canada disproportionately consume the world. As we reconsider violent human practices and conceive of new ways of living with Earth in the face of a feared apocalypse, we must [...]

Failed Settler Kinship, Truth and Reconciliation, and Science

By |2017-10-01T22:10:38-06:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TECHNOSCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENT, Kim TallBear|

Following is a slightly extended version of comments I made as part of a panel, “Courage and Social Justice in Our Time,” which was held at the University of Alberta on March 14, 2016. My fellow panelists included:  Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science Dr. Catherine Clune-Taylor, Instructor, Dept. [...]


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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