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Molecular Death and Redface Reincarnation: Indigenous Appropriations in the US and Canada
November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The UNC American Indian Center is presenting Dr. Kim TallBear (Native Studies, Univ. of Alberta) speaking on Molecular Death and Redface Reincarnation: Indigenous Appropriations in the US and Canada, on Thursday, November 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Room of Wilson Library. Dr. TallBear’s presentation is the 9th annual Michael D. Green Lecture in American Indian Studies. It will be preceded by a reception at 3:00 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the American Indian Center and American Indian & Indigenous Studies.
TallBear is a decolonial bioethics faculty member and founding advisory board member of the Summer internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (SING) Workshop at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She wrote, on her website: “I study the ways in which genetic science is co-constituted with notions of race and indigeneity and I have a just published book on the subject, Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. More broadly, I am interested in the historical and ongoing roles of science and technology (technoscience) in the colonization of indigenous peoples and others. Yet because tribes and other indigenous peoples insist on their status as sovereigns, I am also interested in the increasing role of technoscience in indigenous governance.”