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. [...]

Cold War Indigeneity in Science and Medicine, Yale University, 3-4 September 2015

By |2017-10-01T22:10:39-06:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TECHNOSCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENT, Kim TallBear|

Closing Roundtable: Joanna Radin (Yale), Ned Blackhawk (Yale), Susan Lindee (Penn), Kim TallBear (Alberta), Ricardo Ventura Santos (FIOCRUZ) Re-posted from During the Cold War, indigenous cultures and their members' bodies were recognized as uniquely relevant to science and biomedical research. In some cases this was because they appeared to be valuable [...]

Feminist Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Seminar, University of Michigan, Oct 2-5, 2014

By |2017-10-01T22:11:10-06:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TECHNOSCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENT, Kim TallBear|

Laura Foster, Banu Subramaniam, Sandra Harding, Kim TallBear and Deboleena Roy at the 2013 Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual meeting, San Diego, CA. I have just arrived at the University of Michigan today in Ann Arbor for three days (October 2-5) of conversation on future directions [...]

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) awards 2 prizes for a paper and book on indigenous genomics topics, May 2014, Austin Texas

By |2017-10-01T22:11:10-06:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, TECHNOSCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENT, Kim TallBear|

J. Kolopenuk & K. TallBear (May 2014) A bit overdue, I want to express a happy thank you to the membership of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) for recognizing the importance of science and technology related topics in our field that promotes scholarship supportive of indigenous sovereignty and [...]


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