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by Kate Loree, Sunny Megtron
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15. Dr. Kim Tallbear: From Colonial Chaos to Eco-Sexual Bliss - Ep. 15


Dr. Kim TallBear, Professor of Native Studies, author, and regular international media commentor on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, sexualities, and non-monogamy joins us again for her second episode on Open Deeply. In this episode, she gives us a preview of her upcoming book tentatively called, “Disrupting Sex and Nature” that will discuss non-monogamy and eco-sexuality along with how both sex and nature have been controlled and managed by science, religious thinkers, and the state.” A few other fascinating topics include a discussion on indigenous kinksters, indigenous feminists, and the medicine people who lead plant medicine journeys. Dr. TallBear also explains the emotional impact of intergenerational colonial chaos on indigenous people along with how native people are taking their power back. If you have ever wanted to learn more about North American indigenous social justice efforts and the struggles they have faced, this is the episode for you. Please join us for this riveting episode of Open Deeply. Kim TallBear is a Professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. And she is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Environment. Dr. TallBear is the author of the book Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. Building on her research on the role of science in settler colonialism, TallBear also studies the roles of the overlapping ideas of “sexuality” and “nature” in colonization of Indigenous peoples. She is a regular commentator in international media outlets on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, technology, sexualities, and non-monogamy. She is a co-producer of the sexy storytelling and cabaret show, Teepee Confessions. She is a regular panelist on the weekly podcast, Media Indigena. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-WahPE’tn OyAte in South Dakota and is also descended from the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. How to find Dr. Kim TallBear: Twitter http://twitter.com/KimTallBear Twitter http://twitter.com/criticalpoly Websites https://indigenoussts.com/ Website https://re-lab.ca/ How to find Sunny Megatron: Website: http://sunnymegatron.com Facebook http://facebook.com/sunnymegatron Twitter http://twitter.com/sunnymegatron Instagram http://instagram.com/sunnymegatron Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@sunnymegatron YouTube https://www.youtube.com/sunnymegatron American Sex Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/2HroMhWJnyZbMSsOBKwBnk How to find Kate Loree: Website http://kateloree.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kateloreelmft Twitter http://twitter.com/kateloreelmft Instagram http://instagram.com/opendeeplywithkateloree YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/UCSTFAqGYKW3sIUa0tKivbqQ Open Deeply podcast is not therapy or a replacement for therapy. Please know this episode has themes of sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. If you catch yourself becoming emotionally overwhelmed by this episode’s content, please get support. Call a friend, therapist, or an emotional support hotline, such as, 800-273-talk (8255).



by Kate Loree, Sunny Megtron