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 88:30AM-9AM - Breakfast and Coffee9AM-10AM - Opening remarks10AM-12PM Digital Relations Roundtable12PM Lunch1PM-2:30PM - Keynote - Marisa Duarte, Arizona State University2:30PM - Break2:45PM-4:45PM - Sovereign Bodies Roundtable
June 99:00AM-9:45AM - Breakfast and Coffee10AM-12PM Land/Water Relations Roundtable12PM Lunch1PM-2:30PM - Keynote - Max Liboiron, Memorial University of Newfoundland2:30PM - Break2:45PM-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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