Two Eyed Seeing: Ojibwe Astronomy & NASA Moon 2 Mars

Event Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00 EDT

Two Eyed Seeing: Ojibwe Astronomy & NASA Moon 2 Mars

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Two-Eyed Seeing is learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing, and to use both these eyes for the benefit of all. (Bartlett, Marshall and Marshall 2012, 336) 

Join us!...For this eight month project that weaves together Indigenous Astronomy and NASA content in a way that will engage K-12 learners to participate in science and culture. Seven seasonal live (virtual) events will be produced and delivered each month Oct. 2020 to April 2021. Funded by NASA - Next Gen STEM, focus: Moon to Mars & STEM on Station.

Join us for a 60 m live show featuring the Native Skywatchers - Ojibwe Team: Carl Gawboy, William Wilson, Jeffrey Tibbetts, Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, and Annette S. Lee. Weaving together Indigenous Ojibwe Astronomy & NASA science this event will offer insights from both world-views with focus on the Moon. Topics include: Ojibwe Fall constellation, the Mooz (shared by C. Gawboy); teachings related to Mikinaak (Snapping Turtle) (shared by W. Wilson); the soundscapes of Fall (shared by A. Lee); and more! Educator Leads and Partnering Schools: Lindsey Markwardt, Indian Education Home School Liason, grades 5-12,  the Alternative School, Cloquet, MN Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program (CAAEP),  Melissa Peterson M. Ed, 5th Grade Teacher K-5 Science Coordinator, North Star AcademyDuluth Edison Charter School, Duluth, MN, and Genie Turner, 5th & 6th grade, Nett Lake Elementary School, Nett Lake, MN.   

 Ojibwe Months/Moons-Giizis:

 September Waatebagaa-giizis - Leaves Changing Color Moon 

 October Binaakwii-giizis  - Falling Leaves Moon 

 November Gashkadino-giizis  - Freezing Moon


Reference - Lee, Annette S., William Wilson, Jeffrey Tibbetts, and Carl Gawboy. Ojibwe Star Map Constellation Guidebook: An Introduction to Ojibwe Star Knowledge. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Native Skywatchers Press, 2014.)

Find out more at the Native Skywatchers website.