RSVP - Indigenous Science, Technology & Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies & Sustainable Relations
Free and open to the public

June 8-9, 2018, Room 2-250 A&B, Enterprise Square

Please join the Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society Research and Training Program at the University of Alberta for a 2-day symposium addressing questions related to Indigenous peoples, techno-science, colonialism, and the environment.

Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies & Sustainable Relations will explore productive spaces to do science and develop technology in ways that undo colonial imbalances and strengthen Indigenous governance. The symposium will be organized around 3 thematic roundtables that bring together thinkers in the areas of digital relations, land/water relations, and sovereign bodies. Highlights from our program include opening remarks from Dr. Kim TallBear (University of Alberta) and Jessica Kolopenuk (University of Victoria) and keynote presentations by Dr. Marisa Duarte (Arizona State University) and Dr. Max Liboiron (Memorial University). The symposium will conclude with a dynamic community forum in which symposium participants will have an opportunity to collectively imagine and strategize directions for the field, Indigenous STS. Our aim is to gather as an intimate group for a two-day symposium with the expressed purpose of strengthening our own internal networks and building out towards future collaborations and mentorships.

June 8
8:30AM-9AM - Breakfast and Coffee
9AM-10AM - Opening remarks
10AM-12PM Digital Relations Roundtable
12PM Lunch
1PM-2:30PM - Keynote - Marisa Duarte, Arizona State University
2:30PM - Break
2:45PM-4:45PM - Sovereign Bodies Roundtable

June 9
9:00AM-9:45AM - Breakfast and Coffee
10AM-12PM Land/Water Relations Roundtable
12PM Lunch
1PM-2:30PM - Keynote - Max Liboiron, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2:30PM - Break
2:45PM-4:45PM - Interactive Session & Community Forum

Hosted by the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton and supported by Indigenous STS, the Technoscience Research Unit (TRU), the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) & the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF)

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