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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:30pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
232 East Ave, Central Campus
Witnessing and Translating: The Indigenous/Science Project
The Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) calls on non-Indigenous Canadians to build equitable, respectful and transparent partnerships with Indigenous Peoples as the primary means for advancing reconciliation. In this spirit, a UBC-based research cluster is building partnerships designed to embody a “practice of reconciliation,” focused on projects that bring the tools of archaeological science to bear on Indigenous-led research questions in ways that serve the interests of Indigenous communities. The projects taking shape under the rubric of Indigenous/Science raise pointed questions about how researchers committed to collaborative practice can best to navigate differences in ethical/epistemic commitments and the asymmetries of power and hierarchies of expertise that underpin them. These will be the focus of my talk, as well as the question of what a philosopher can contribute to such ventures: what is required of us when called upon to bear witness to the real-world conflicts and consequences of scientific inquiry?