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December 10, 2018 00:54:43
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#14 - Connecting to Place

Connecting to Place… what does it mean? This topic gets deep really quick and seems to be a fundamental aspect of human nature that philosophers and scientists have been talking about for thousands of years. So we figured... hey, if they've been at it for thousands of years, we can tackle it in an hour, right? Well, we did our best and seem to keep coming back to this notion that a connection with place has the power to heal. It also has the power to reveal knowledge and wisdom in a way that our ancestors were intimately familiar with. And we feel like it's one of the many ways for how we can begin to re-indigenize ourselves, no matter where you live. Some of the main ideas we talk about are: - IndigiFact/Stats - Philosophy of Place - History of Place - Photography as a way to gain insights about places - Personal Experiences with Place ~ Links & Resources: Voting Statistics from the [Fort Belknap Daily Herald](https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fort-Belknap-Daily-Herald-889137611181345/) [Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith Basso](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/871243.Wisdom_Sits_in_Places) Basso, Keith. (1996). Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache (1st Edition). University of New Mexico Press Foley, Christa. (2004). Understanding the connection between people and the land: Implications for Social-Ecological Health at Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation. University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally. [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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November 26, 2018 01:13:54
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#13 - Interview with Ronin Ruerup

Here's another excerpt from the live-stream event we did at the AISES National Conference on October 6th. This an interview with Ronin Ruerup and will be the last download we'll be releasing from the AISES conference for this year. Ronin's from Alaska and he was the last guest we had for that day. He's Tlingit and had a lot of amazing things to say. His interests range from Sea Otter Populations to the consultation process and oil/mineral exploration. ~ Here are some of the main ideas we talked about: Word Uses, Meanings, and Redefinitions... Indian - Indigenous - Savage "Traditional Enemies", Turtle Island/Indigenous War, and Old World War Russian Colonization of Alaska and Sea Otter Populations Alaskian Native Voices in Natural Resource Management The Value of Balance The Past is Important to Our Future, but it doesn't determine it Sovereignty and Land A Bunch of Random Live Stream Stuff! Ronin's 3 Tips for Being Indigenous in the Modern World Consultation and Restoration in Alaska Compared to the Lower 48 States ~ Links & Resources: [NASA L'SPACE Virtual Academy Application](https://bit.ly/2zK1uaO) or by email: [email protected] [Bureau of Ocean Energy Management](https://www.boem.gov/) [Hoonah Native Forest Partnership](http://www.hia-env.org/hoonah-native-forest-partnership/) [All Our Relations by Winona LaDuke](https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/898-all-our-relations) [AISES National Conference](http://conference.aises.org/) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally. [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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November 11, 2018 01:12:09
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#12 - Interview with Mikaela Montoya

For this episode, we took a section of the live-stream event we did at the AISES National Conference on October 6th and turned it into a podcast download. Mikaela Montoya was the first person brave enough to step up to the mic and b.s. with us for a while... and it turned out great! She had a lot of powerful messages to share and we're glad to help her share them. This conversation was a lot of fun and it was cool to meet another Native scientist hard at work in her own community. ~ Some of the main ideas we talked about: Honor the Past - Be the Future Leadership, Adaptability, Responsibility Inside-Out vs Outside-In Thinking Mikaela's 3 Tips for Being Indigenous in the Modern World What kind of medicine are you carrying with you? Thinking with your head and your heart ~ Links & Resources: [AISES National Conference](http://conference.aises.org/) [Original Instructions](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2828070-original-instructions) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)… even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we’ll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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October 28, 2018 00:32:31
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Correction Reflections... Stoodis.

Although being wrong is a part of being a scientist, correcting yourself when you recognize that you're wrong is also a part of it. On today's show, Annie and Turtle correct themselves on a few of the mistakes that they made in previously released episodes... Mostly sciency-type mistakes about facts and stuff. Here are a few of the main points that were corrected and reflected about: - 100th Monkey Pseudoscience - The Number of Federally Recognized Tribes in the US - Operculums or Plastrons... which would you choose? - Triassic, Jurassic, THEN Cretaceous - Janzen's research wasn't in Africa - What's up with NDN Time? ~ Links & Resources: [100th Monkey Phenomenon](https://hilo.hawaii.edu/~ronald/HMP.htm) [21 Grams Experiment](http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2004/05/13/1105956.htm) Different Numbers for Number of Federally Recognized Tribes... [567](https://www.doi.gov/tribes) or [573](http://www.ncsl.org/research/state-tribal-institute/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx)? Or [How about the federal register number](https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/29/2016-01769/indian-entities-recognized-and-eligible-to-receive-services-from-the-united-states-bureau-of-indian)? [Operculums](http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/FishKey/figures.html) - [Plastrons](https://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/geol431/lectures/25testudinata.html) [Mesazoic Era](http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mesozoic/mesozoic.php) [Tropical Ecological and Biocultural Restoration (Janzen Article)](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6070586_Tropical_Ecological_and_Biocultural_Restoration) [Bitterroot](https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/lewisia_rediviva.shtml) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)… even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we’ll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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October 22, 2018 00:46:18
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#11 - Bringing Worldviews Together for Biocultural Restoration (live recording from AISES National Conference)

This is a special episode where Annie, Turtle, and their fellow grad-student Kaya DeerInWater came together for a "workshop" on this idea of bringing worldviews together for [biocultural restoration](https://ndnscienceshow.podiant.co/e/365aeab21a8e76/). We talk about Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Scientific Ecological Knowledge, how these are different/similar, and some examples of successful projects we've come across in our graduate studies. Interestingly enough, we didn't really do much of a workshop... mostly due to the 50-minute timeframe we were working with. But also because we put this together on short notice and overestimated how much we could actually get done. It worked out well though! We were able to get through the content and at least engage with the audience a little bit. The audio was recorded live so bear with us on some of the strange sound levels you might encounter. This is a cool episode and we hope you enjoy! Main Ideas: - Knowledge Integration - Knowing a Sense of Place - Two Eyed Seeing - Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) - Scientific Ecological Knowledge (SEK) - Onondaga Lake in upper New York - Black Oak, Wild Rice, and Blue Camas Restorations - The Challenges with the Words We Choose (Indigenous?) ~ Links & Resources: Indigenous & Western Sciences: Bringing Worldviews Together [Workshop Website](http://twoways2know.blogspot.com) [AISES National Conference](http://conference.aises.org/) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)… even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we’ll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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October 07, 2018 01:15:38
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#10 - Decolonize da Nations!

Today we talk about the Decolonization Movement and how this is something that's much larger than one word alone. We both agree that the exact word you choose isn't so important, but understanding the meaning behind the word is what matters most. So, we dive into exploring what the word decolonize means and where it comes from, and also some of the different kinds of decolonization that exist and where we might be able to apply these lessons in our own communities. We don't have all of the answers, but we're constantly curious about questions like: Why is decolonization important? Who colonized and who got colonized? What impacts has this had in the world? When did colonization happen? When did the Decolonizing Movement begin? There's a whole lot more and we realized pretty quickly that we can't cover everything in an hour-long episode, so we did our best to stay focused on a few main points. Here's some of the stuff we talked about: - IndigiFacts - Definitions of Decolonize - Land Relations... family or property? - Decolonization Methodologies - Space, Time, and Cultural Awareness ~ Links & Resources: [Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Tuhiwai Smith](https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/decolonizing-methodologies/) [Indigenous Research Agenda](https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-Indigenous-Research-Agenda-Smith-1999-p-117_fig2_287646954) [Indigenous Methodologies](https://utorontopress.com/us/indigenous-methodologies-4) by Margaret Kovach [#1 Pollutant of the Earth's Oceans](https://www.cigwaste.org/) [Where was Planet Earth 230 Million Years Ago?](http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/milky-way-rotation) [Online Etymology Dictionary](https://www.etymonline.com/) [Being Indigenous: Resurgences against Contemporary Colonialism](http://www.corntassel.net/being_indigenous.pdf) [Google Scholar](https://scholar.google.com/) [The Art of War](http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html) [Cultural Clarity Article](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20519575) [Decolonizing Indigenous Archaeology](https://muse.jhu.edu/article/202308) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)… even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we’ll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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