Indigenizing Environmentalism: Sovereignty, Science & Sustainability

Apr 25, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Open to the public



Event Description

Riley Taitingfong (CHamoru) is a researcher and educator working on issues of environmental justice, Indigenous self-determination, emerging technologies, and community engagement. She completed her PhD in Communication at the University of California San Diego, where her project focused on Indigenous governance of genetic engineering technologies known as gene drives. Riley is currently a postdoctoral researcher with Udall and the Native Nations Institute, working on the implementation of CARE Principles of Indigenous Data Governance within data repositories. As a CHamoru researcher, Riley is committed to building cross-movement solidarity among Indigenous communities from Oceania to Turtle Island.

Keolu Fox, Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) is an assistant professor at University of California, San Diego, affiliated with the Department of Anthropology, the Global Health Program, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, the Climate Action Lab, and the Indigenous Futures Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle (2016). Dr. Fox’s multi-disciplinary research interests include genome sequencing, genome engineering, computational biology, evolutionary genetics, paleogenetics, and Indigenizing biomedical research. His primary research focuses on questions of functionalizing genomics, testing theories of natural selection by editing genes and determining the functions of mutations.

  • Anthropology Department
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton
  • Native Graduate Students of Princeton
  • Natives at Princeton
  • Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Pace Center for Civic Engagement