Canadian expert on Indigenous peoples speaking at NDSU
Kim TallBear will be the Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion program speaker on Monday, Feb. 22
FARGO — The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at North Dakota State University and the YWCA Cass Clay have announced Kim TallBear will be the Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion program speaker at noon on Monday, Feb. 22.
TallBear is an associate professor of Native studies at the University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment.
Her presentation titled “Indigenization, Reconciliation and Decolonization in Science” will be held via Zoom . A moderated conversation and audience questions will follow her talk.
In her talk, TallBear will focus on colonial assumptions and practices and resistance to those ideas in several research case studies drawn from the genome and health sciences and from green building. TallBear will provide an analytical framework to understand the relationships between inclusion, Indigenization, reconciliation and decolonization, to envision possibilities and concrete steps for science and technology to aid decolonization.
The event is free.