Promoting Equity and Health: An Anticolonial Model from an Indigenous-Led Marine-Science Laboratory

February 24, 2021
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources


Dr. Liboiron’s website – https://maxliboiron.com/

Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action website – https://civiclaboratory.nl/

Discard Studies website – https://discardstudies.com/

Colonialism and its long history continue to have far reaching and negative consequences, including exploitation and destruction of lands, cultures, and peoples. Colonialism has also corrupted science and scientific methods. On February 24 we talked with Dr. Max Liboiron about anticolonial science and how anticolonial research and research methods can foster understanding, work in partnership with communities, and promote equity in science and society at large.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Max Liboiron directs CLEAR, an Indigenous-led, marine plastic pollution laboratory and is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Liboiron is an author of dozens of peer-reviewed works on plastic pollution, a soon-to-be-released book entitled “Pollution is Colonialism” and Managing Editor of the thought-provoking website "Discard Studies" which weaves together things discarded – consumer products, knowledge, people - with the ideas that perpetuate those behaviors.


This webinar was hosted by the CHE-Alaska Partnership, which is coordinated by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). It lasted for 60 minutes and was recorded for the call and webinar archive.