The Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Canada
(SING Canada) is an initiative for Indigenous students designed to build capacity and literacy in genomics, bioinformatics, and Indigenous and decolonial bioethics. The SING program has been held in different locations and this year the University of Alberta is hosting the program.
This not your typical summer workshop and affords the opportunity for participants to have hands-on classroom time, lab and field training in genomic sciences, all coupled with Indigenous knowledge.
Kim TallBear, is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples Techno Science and Environment in the Faculty of Native Studies at the U of A and she has been associated with the SING program for several years now.
We’ll be producing several podcast featuring some of the SING participants during the week of July 14th
, but I talked with Ms.TallBear in advance to learn more about the program.