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30706 Native Skywatchers: Indigenous EthnoAstronomy and ArchaeoAstronomy   NEW!

All cultures have looked to the Sky to find predictability among the stars, planets, seasons, and phenology. People who have stayed, observed, and lived under skies from their respective locations for thousands, even hundreds of thousands of years, are considered indigenous to their places of origin. Indigenous people of North, Central, and South America, and those of the Oceanian cultures of the Pacific, have been able to share knowledge of the skies because of their long collection of deep wisdom and place-based Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Come learn about the interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and spiritual wisdom that weaves together memorable patterns of Sky, Earth, and all Relative lifeforms upon the Turtle Shell of Earth Mother.  

 

This course is now in session. To inquire about registration email: olli@umn.edu

 

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