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Alison Wylie's Sarton Lecture
A UBC-based research cluster has taken up a call to action issued by the 2015 Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Its aims are to devel-op projects that embody a “practice of reconciliation,” bringing the tools of archaeological science to bear on Indigenous-led research questions in ways that serve the interests of Indigenous communities. The Indigenous/Science projects current-ly taking shape raise pointed questions about how researchers committed to collaborative practice can best navigate differences in ethical/epistemic commitments and the asymmetries of power and hierarchies of expertise that underpin them: what is required of us when called upon to bear witness to the real-world conflicts and consequences of scientific inquiry?