Kimberly TallBear-Dauphine

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society

Tier 1 - 2021-06-01
University of Alberta
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research involves

Improving the capacity of Indigenous peoples to shape science, technology and environmental projects in ways that support Indigenous culture and political self-determination.

Research relevance

This research will support the well-being of Indigenous cultures, economies, institutions and resources.

Research summary

Indigenous peoples have made substantial contributions to science and technology throughout history. But we still have more to learn about the value of integrating Indigenous science with western science.

As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, Dr. Kimberly Tallbear-Dauphine aims to reduce biases in science and technology research and shape policy to support Indigenous peoples’ cultural and political self-determination. Through new curricula, research partnerships, publications and activities like social media, radio programs and podcasts, she and her research team aim to inform national, global and Indigenous self-governance and reconciliation work related to science and technology. They are also collaborating with non-Indigenous scholars and institutions to build new knowledge about scientific self-governance and Indigenous well-being and to elevate Indigenous scholars’ voices and work.