Sense of Place Series: Indigenous Perspectives on Earth and Sky

NASA Astronaut Nicole Mann. 

April 29, 2024

ECLIPSES – Through Indigenous Perspectives. 

March 28, 2024

YAKANAL: Rekindling our Ancestral Relationship to Place.

February 22, 2024

Impacts of Uranium / Uranio on Community and Land – a Journey Through Poetry and Music. This webinar will feature Dr. Juan G. Sanchez Martinez, Dr. José M. Cerrato, Dr. Nancy C. Maryboy, and Dr. David Begay.

November 9, 2023

Elizabeth Azzuz – Indigenous Perspectives on Earth, Water and Sky.

September 28, 2023

Dr. Polly Walker – Indigenous Perspectives on Earth, Water and Sky.

August 17, 2023

EZIE (Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer) Speaker Series

May 25, 2023

Manuela Well-Off-Man and Gallery Quetawki – UNM & IEI METALS

January 19, 2022

Roberta (Bobbie) Conner : Indigenous Perspectives on Earth, Water and Sky.

November 17, 2022

Rena Priest : Indigenous Perspectives on Earth, Water and Sky.

July 14, 2022

Swinomish Elder Larry Campbell : Indigenous Perspectives on Earth, Water and Sky.

Jan. 20, 2022

Dr. Isabel Hawkins, Astronomer, and Doña María Ávila, Mayan Elder, present on Mayan traditions on Living with the Stars on Day of the Dead.

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Oct. 28, 2021

Dr. Henrietta Mann is the former director and professor in Native American Studies at the University of Montana, Missoula.

March 18, 2021

Pwo navigator Chad Kālepa Baybayan spoke about the resurgence of Oceanic Wayfinding, the indigenous art of non-instrument navigation and orientation at sea, voyaging on board double-hulled deep sea canoes and modern day efforts to recapture the spirit of traditional expeditions of exploration.

October 15, 2020

Dr. Gregory Cajete, PhD is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Native American Studies program at the University of New Mexico. He is a renowned author and artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has pioneered reconciling Indigenous perspectives in science with a western academic setting. His focus is on teaching culturally based science, with its emphasis on health and wellness.

September 10, 2020

Dr. Kimmerer is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. She continues her work as SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

August 20, 2020

Ka’iu Kimura spoke about the importance of place and of growing up in a Native Hawaiian family with close ties to places of familial connections on Hawai’i Island. She discusses the creation of the `Imiloa Astronomy Center on the University of Hawai’i campus in Hilo, and how it was built on a foundation of collaboration between culture, science and community amidst tensions over the further development of astronomy in Hawaiʻi.

June 18, 2020

Dr. Little Bear compares the historical foundations of scientific thought from European and Indigenous perspectives, identifying paradigm differences that have become contemporary challenges to collaboration in resource management.

May 28, 2020

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