Astronomy via Wilfred Buck – and other Cree Astronomy Links

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 8.11.10 PM“Every culture in the Northern Hemisphere went outside at night and saw the same stars.”

Hope I’m lucky enough to catch Rosanna Deerchild this week on CBC Radio’s  Unreserved to hear more from Wilfred Buck about Cree astronomy.

The show airs Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 p.m. on Radio One. On Sirius Channel 169, it runs Saturdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. , Tuesdays 1 p.m. and Thursdays 4 a.m, but Rosanna says the link will be available later on the website at cbc.ca/unreserved.

Click to watch today’s video teaser, and the full audio interview.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/from-star-wars-to-stargazing-1.3402216/cree-mythology-written-in-the-stars-1.3402227

And the full interview here: 

More from Wilfred Buck via Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre:

http://www.mfnerc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/008_Buck.pdf

Some additional FN astronomy links for further reading:

A Cree astronomy link from NASA, accompanied by beautiful constellation drawings by Edwin Bighetty of Mathias Colomb First Nation, Manitoba.

First Nations Astronomy: Seeing the Cree and Ojibway Sky by Jane Houston Jones, May 11, 2010.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2010/05/11/first-nations-astronomy-seeing-the-cree-and-ojibway-sky

From the northern Dene:

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/north/northern-dene-astronomy-research-1.3393944

Lakota Star Traditions:

http://www2.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/lakota.htm

From Rekindling Traditions Series at UofS:

Finally, a 2000  night_sky unit that includes calendars by Scott Nagy from the “Rekindling Traditions” Series produced by the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Tth’ën / Acâhkosak / The Night Sky by Shaun Nagy. 

 

 

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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One Response to Astronomy via Wilfred Buck – and other Cree Astronomy Links

  1. Ari Espinoza says:

    Hello! My name is Ari and I work for HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment), a camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO>NASA). We’re based out of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. I’ve been trying for several years for a way to include outreach materials for First Nations, specifically translations of our image titles into First Nations languages (part of our “BeautifulMars Project.”) I heard Mr. Buck’s interview and I would like very much to find a way to contact him, to keep trying to include a First Nation language as part of our Project, as a way to help further First Nation representation in science. I’m not selling anything, I really am an employee of the University of Arizona. Any help would be appreciated.

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