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Indigenous culture and genomics

This summer 20 Indigenous students from across Canada have been part of a genomics science internship at Simon Fraser University. The program has been around for 7 years but this is the first time we have seen it in Canada and Kim TallBear plans on bringing it to Edmonton in 2019.  She is an associate professor at the University of Alberta and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She helped start the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics program (aka SING) in the United States and was instrumental in bringing it to Canada.

Ms. TallBear is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science and in this podcast from freelance broadcaster Don Hill she talks about the summer internship program, and about the complex interaction of genetics, cultural identity, politics, and indigenous science. 

Indigenous culture and genomics

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