Native Skywatchers offers online workshop
June 11, 2021
Get a different view of the night skies by joining a two-day livestream event early next week.
Indigenous North American leaders at the forefront of Indigenous STEM and Indigenous Astronomy revitalization movements will share their work and perspectives during the Native Skywatchers Educator and Community summer workshop. “Indigenous STEM and Wellness, Our Indigenous North American Voices” runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 14-15.
Designed by Annette S. Lee, the Native Skywatchers initiative seeks to remember and revitalize indigenous star and earth knowledge. The overarching goal of Native Skywatchers is to communicate the knowledge that indigenous people traditionally practiced a sustainable way of living and sustainable engineering through a living and participatory relationship with the above and below, sky and earth.
Native Skywatchers aims to improve current inequities in education for Native young people, to inspire increased cultural pride and promote community wellness.
The group hopes to inspire all people to have a rekindling or deepening sense of awe and personal relationship to the cosmos.