Liz Walsh recently attended the “Indigenous studies in the United Kingdom and Europe: pasts, presents and futures” conference in Cambridge.
The conference was held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge. Throughout the day, speakers emphasized the need for equitable partnerships among Indigenous community members and non-Indigenous allies and collaborators. Papers presented considered ethical approaches to science and social science research; what role Indigenous Studies can play, as a discipline and body of work, in UK academia; and the perspectives of several different Indigenous peoples the continuity of Indigenous social, political, and cultural forms. Liz presented on prior research conducted during her PhD, concerning Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on oil development and environmentalism on Alaska’s North Slope.Home