Category Archives: Astronomy

Star Vocabulary from Wilfred Buck – SRO, y-dialect

Wilfred Buck’s Tipiskawi Kisik / Night Sky Star Stories must have reached best seller status at McNally Robinson – and at Manitoba First Nations Education Centre where it was produced. It’s really a beauty. Here’s a link that includes a … Continue reading

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First Nations Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference: Wilfred Buck

“Science is all around us – and we have to start applying it on our terms.” Wilfred Buck’s keynote talk at the MFNERC First Nations Circle of Knowledge Conference (October 2017) focused on the need of 21st century kids for … Continue reading

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Traditional Indigenous Knowledge / Science Resources for Teachers #CreeSimonSays

Thanks to #CreeSimonSays on Facebook for inspiring this conversation, and thanks to the teachers who contributed with their favourite resources. I was intrigued with some of the additional titles a quick Google search turned up. I can’t speak to the … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse, 21 August 2017

For those watching today’s solar eclipse, some related words in Cree: kotâwîwi-pîsim (eclipse; literally: sun sinking under ground) wanitipiskipayiw (darken, suddenly get dark, be an eclipse) Be sure to protect your eyes! awahê! (Be careful!) APTN interviewed Wilfred Buck this afternoon. Watch … Continue reading

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Astronomy via Wilfred Buck – and other Cree Astronomy Links

“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 … Continue reading

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