DNA and Indigeneity: The Changing Role of Genetics in Indigenous Rights, Tribal Belonging, and Repatriation
Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
On October 22 at 12:30 pm, join us for the conference. This event will bring together an international and interdisciplinary group of archaeologists, anthropologists, bioethicists, geneticists, and representatives from Indigenous organizations to explore the perils and promise of using biological and genetic information to inform understandings of identity.
PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
12:30 pm- 1:00 pm: Symposium Welcome
- George Nicholas, Professor, Simon Fraser University, IPinCH Director
- Victor Guerin, Musqueam First Nation
1:00- 2:15 pm: Constructing Biogenetic Identities—What are the Limitations?
- Armand Minthorn, Religious Leader and Board of Trustees Member, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
- Deborah Bolnick, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
- Alan Goodman, Professor, Hampshire College
2:15- 2:30 pm: Break
2:30- 3:45 pm: Biogenetics, Justice, and the Repatriation of Human Remains
- Daryl Pullman, Professor, Memorial University
- Dorothy Lippert, Office of Repatriation, Smithsonian Institution
- Cressida Fforde, Director, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Australian National University
3:45- 5:00 pm Genetic Research with Indigenous Communities: Current Challenges and Future Directions
- Kim TallBear, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
- Rosalina James, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
- Ripan Malhi, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5:00- 5:30: Discussion
When & Where
The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project
The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project is a 7 year international research initiative based at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. The symposium is organized by the Bioarchaeology and Genetics Working Group.