Indigenous Star Knowledge Symposia: Fall Equinox: Protocols before Knowledge, Seasonal and regional themes

Indigenous Star Knowledge Symposia: Fall Equinox: Protocols before Knowledge, Seasonal and regional themes

Image: Star Medicine Celebration, painting by Annette S. Lee

September 21, 2020 (7 p.m. Est Ottawa, Canada); September 22, 2020 (9:00 a.m. Lismore, Australia)

KEYNOTE:

Shawn Wilson and Stuart Barlo, Southern Cross University, Australia

For Indigenous people astronomy and cosmology are intricately intertwined. Star Knowledge, like everything else, is all about relationships and teaches us our place in the universe.

Shawn Wilson is Opaskwayak Cree from Manitoba. He works at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples and is also an Adjunct Professor at Østfold University College in Norway. Shawn will discuss how understanding Indigenous Star Knowledge develops a deeper understanding of the very nature of reality. To gain this understanding requires us to develop deeper relationships with Sky Country. 

Stuart Barlo is a Yuin man from the south coast of New South Wales, and is Dean of Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples. Stuart will talk about the journey of being able to speak about Sky Country. The journey requires learning how to prepare yourself and create a safe space to develop relationship with Sky Country. 

PANELLISTS:

Wilfred Buck, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center

Annette S. Lee, PhD., Native Skywatchers 
https://www.nativeskywatchers.com/

Nancy Maryboy, PhD., Indigenous Education Institute
http://indigenouseducation.org/

David Begay, PhD., Indigenous Education Institute
http://indigenouseducation.org/

Anita Tenasco, Director, Kitigan Zibi Education Sector
http://kzadmin.com/KZES.aspx

*Postponed and adapted due to COVID* Coinciding with a ceremony at Kitigan Zibi, Quebec to launch the Algonquin Star Knowledge Project. Offering of Tobacco and Prayer on the land with Peter Decontie, Wilfred Buck, Anita Tenasco and members of the Algonquin community.

Video recording from September 21 Event

https://arts.uottawa.ca/canada/en/news/indigenous-star-knowledge-symposia-series-local-and-international-gatherings-land-and-line