On today’s show, we took a bit of a different approach to our conversation. Both of us chose a topic within this overarching idea of Indigenous Environmental Issues. This is an important area to explore because our connection to the natural world is inseparable. Unlike the broad topic of being Indigenous in the modern world, this episode is more specific. We discuss oil transportation along the BNSF Railroad and the implications that spills have on the people, landscape, and watershed in western Montana. We also relate the reasons for why this is so significant to Indigenous communities by looking at two documents as examples of ways current approaches are highly colonized, but also for ways we can move forward with environmental issues in general.
Some of the main ideas we talk about are:
- The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway: How much oil is transported, Implications for the watershed, How this can affect all people
- The Rights of Mother Earth: The Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
- Government Documents at Different Levels
- Grassroots Change through Personal Change
- The Power of Your Vote
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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 for 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: - 100th Monkey Pseudoscience - The Number of Federally Recognized Tribes in the US - Operculum 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 21 Grams Experiment Different Numbers for Number of Federally Recognized Tribes... 567 or 573? Or How about the federal register number? Operculum - Plastrons Mesozoic Era Tropical Ecological and Biocultural Restoration Bitterroot ~ Like this show? Leave us a review here… even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we’ll be sure to thank you personally! ...
Kaya DeerInWater is a close friend of ours and we’re excited to finally have him on the show. He’s the other member of our graduate cohort and we’ve wanted to have him on the show for over a year now. Kaya’s a dedicated and loving family man, he’s a brilliant botanist in the making, and he has a lot of knowledge about ecological restoration. Some of the main things we talk about today are: - Kaya’s childhood, his connection to culture, and academic background - How he got from California to graduate school in New York - Some of the challenges he faced doing his research - Where his love for plants started and made its way into his work - The usefulness of his research for other Indigenous communities - His children and the legacy he wants to leave them - Kaya’s 3 tips for being Indigenous in the modern world ~ Links & Resources: Bob Marshall Info: Source 1, Source 2, Source 3 ~ Like this show? Leave us a review here... even one word or one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! ...
We're back! In this episode, we go over some updates and where the podcast is heading. ~ Like this show? Leave us a review here... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! You can also Support the Show on PayPal. ...