Decolonizing (≠ Reconciling:) Science, Technology and Indigenous Relations

Decolonizing (≠ Reconciling:) Science, Technology and Indigenous Relations

The 2020 MacLennan Public Lecture

Kim TallBear, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment at the University of Alberta, Edmonton AB

This talk departs from misguided interpretations of "reconciliation" that see accounting, accountability, and 'restoration of friendly  relations' as a 'two-way street' between settler colonial society and Indigenous people. Dr. Tallbear's research focuses on a definition of  "decolonization" that requires the restoration of Indigenous land and life, and examines the role of science and technology via several case studies in restoring good relations, resources and governance capacity to Indigenous nations and communities.

Kim TallBear is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment at the University of Alberta, specializingin racial politics in science. Tallbear was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, MIT and the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Native America DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science and the proect director of "Indigenous: Science/Technology/Society."
Tallbear is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, and raised on the Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation in South Dakota andin St. Paul, Minnesota by her mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother.

Co-hosted with the University of King's College 2020 MacLennan Public Lecture.


Category

Lectures, Seminars

Time

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Location

ALUMNI HALL, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Road 

Cost

Free

Additional Information

Part of the Winter 2020 ESS Lecture Series.
Hosted by the Univesity of King's Collegel 2020 MacLennan Public Lecture.
Free and open to the public.

Contact

debra.ross@dal.ca 902-494-7805