Join EDIT on Thursday 16th of September at 10amPDT where we will be hosting Dr. Kim TallBear, Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, who will be presenting her talk "Decolonizing Science and Technology". This will then be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies at UBC, Dr. Daniel Justice.
Dr. TallBear is the author of “Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science”. We encourage you to read this book in advance of this event or listen to the podcast, All my relations: Can a DNA test make me Native American.
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.
This talk is open to all, so please feel free to share with others!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org