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ELSI Friday Forum | Indigenizing Genomics and Advancing Indigenous Data Sovereignty
Join us on Friday, February 10, 2023, for the next ELSI Friday Forum.

Indigenous peoples have embodied genetic understanding within Indigenous knowledge systems long before encountering settler-science constructs. Mātauranga Māori was the dominant knowledge system in Aotearoa/New Zealand, with developed concepts of inheritance utilized in agriculture, social systems, family, and identity. The Diné (Navajo) people incorporated understanding of genetics through k’é or clanship systems and through artificial selection in cultivation practices. Through colonization, these Indigenous knowledge systems were displaced by western science, and Indigenous participation in scientific activity was minimized and devalued. Now, genomics is at the leading edge of decolonizing policy and cultural changes, rapidly moving to a model where research is led by and for Indigenous peoples. For instance, genomics research is increasingly led by Māori scientists, communities, and companies providing employment and skills growth...(Read more on ELSIhub).

Panelist: Phillip Wilcox, BForSci (Hons), PhD (University of Otago)
Panelist: Krystal Tsosie, PhD, MPH, MA (Arizona State University, Native BioData Consortium)
Moderator: Josephine Johnston, LLB, MBHL (The Hastings Center, University of Otago)

To continue the conversation please join fellow audience members for an informal discussion in a Zoom meeting immediately following the forum. The link will be placed in the Zoom Chat during the forum. For those who cannot attend the live event, the forum will be recorded and archived on the ELSIhub Video page.

Live captioning services will be provided by a certified Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioner and available via closed captioning. Closed captions will also be available for the recording.

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Feb 10, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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