Professors promote science as a tool for Indigenous governance – Folio

Professors promote science as a tool for Indigenous governance – Folio

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202147 Views

July 22, 2021

By leading an internship and creating a new online course, Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk are addressing increasing demands for Indigenous governance in STEM.

It’s a common misconception, Dr. Kim TallBear says, that while Indigenous peoples have culture and tradition, white people own science and technology.

As TallBear mentions in a video trailer for one of the Faculty of Native Studies’ newest online courses, this myth doesn’t only undermine the myriad ways Indigenous peoples have produced science, technology and knowledge systems throughout history—it also denies them from wielding control over how science is practised in their own communities.

Read More: https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/07/professors-promote-science-as-a-tool-for-indigenous-governance.html

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