Dominant science’s impact on Indigenous peoples in historical and contemporary contexts
** THIS IS A ZOOM ONLY PRESENTATION **
Dr. Smiles will speak on how modes of ‘dominant’ science have historically been used in ways that have negatively affected Indigenous peoples in historical and contemporary contexts. They will then turn to how Indigenous scientists have been able to practice science in a way that is ethical and respectful to Indigenous communities and furthers their resurgence.
Dr. Deondre Smiles is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. Smiles is a citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in Global Indigenous Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a Ph.D. in Geography from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Smiles’ work focuses on how Indigenous communities grapple with climate change, particularly cultural preservation and resurgence.