nternship for IN
digenous peoples in Genomics draws on a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members to work with participants to build Indigenous capacity in genomics and scientific literacy.
Apart from the objective of having more Indigenous geneticists to work with the participants, a long term goal of the SING program is to recruit people willing to explore the challenges that Indigenous people encounter when science meets culture. In this year's program, that meant studying Chronic Wasting Disease through the cultural lens of Indigenous peoples.
We were pleased to be one of the SING Canada 2019 program sponsors and dropped by the workshop after the participants had spent several days together. Freelance broadcaster Don Hill collected some audio and you can hear 2 of the pieces he produced - CWD: An Indigenous perspective
and Other ways of knowing
. Prior to the start of SING we also did an interview with Kim TallBear
about the workshop, its goals, and some of the challenges in blending Indigenous culture and science. As CWD was the focus for the week, we also put together Five things you need to know about CWD.
We're going to wrap up our SING journey with a look ahead at what the program will look like, a generation later.