International Journal of Cultural Property

Commentaries

Commentary

Kimberly TallBeara1

a1 Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM), University of California–Berkeley. Email: kimberly.tallbear@nature.berkeley.edu

In May 2007, I gave a talk at the Institute for Public Health Genetics (IPHG) at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. My topic was the Genographic Project, specifically the colonial history and racial narratives that I see as shaping the work of the project. I left IPHG encouraged by my conversations with UW researchers, including native researchers and program administrators who organize collaborative and ethically rigorous research. The individuals I met work in multiple native communities, especially those in the Pacific Northwest.

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