Read with ARRG
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science by Dr. Kim TallBear
The Anti-Racist Reading Group (ARRG) will host a series of discussions about Dr. Kim TallBear's book,
culminating in a virtual discussion with Dr. TallBear herself.
July 7, 4pm: Introduction
July 21, 4pm: Chapter One
Aug 4, 4pm: Chapter Two
Aug 18, 4pm: Chapter Three
Sept 1, 4pm: Chapter Four + Conclusion
Sept 16: Discussion with Dr. TallBear
All discussions will be hosted on zoom
In Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, Dr. TallBear addresses tribal membership, the use of DNA to identify biological relatives, and the issues that arise when these intersect. She further discusses the ways in which racial science is being newly studied by biologists, and some of the implications.
Dr. Kim TallBear is professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, CRC in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. Dr. TallBear founded two research groups at the U of A, Indigenous Science, Technology and Society (IndigenousSTS.com) and the research-creation group, ReLab: Restory, Research and Reclaim (re-lab.ca). She is a co-founder of the Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics (SING) Canada and a faculty member of SING USA (singconsortium.org). Dr. TallBear is a regular commentator on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, technologies, environment, and sexualities. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena, and a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, a Dakota people, in South Dakota, USA.
Where to find this book
- UBC Library (paper and ebooks)
- Your local public library
- Indigenous-owned bookstores:
- Massy Books (paper and audio)
- Iron Dog Books (paper and audio)
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Who is welcome at ARRG discussions?
ARRG discussions are open to trainees (students + post docs) from all departments who would like to attend. The discussion with Dr. TallBear on Sept 16 will be open to a wider group, including faculty and staff.
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