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Native Skywatchers – A Leading Model for Indigenous STEM – and Examples of More Inclusive Science

Annette S. Lee is an astrophysicist, artist and the Director of the Native Skywatchers (NSW) research and programming initiative with three decades of experience in education as a teacher, university instructor, teacher educator, program administrator, professional visual artist, and researcher. The overarching goal of NSW is to communicate the knowledge that indigenous people traditionally practiced a sustainable way of living and sustainable engineering through a living and participatory relationship with the above and below, sky and earth. We hope to inspire all people to have a rekindling or deepening sense of awe and personal relationship to the cosmos.

Currently Annette is an Associate Professor of Astronomy & Physics at St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Director of the SCSU Planetarium, and an Indigenous STEM consultant for Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College.  Annette is mixed-race Native American and her communities are Ojibwe and D(L)akota. Particular focus will be on examples, tools, and strategies of this interdisciplinary and intercultural, community-based research, the Native Skywatchers initiative.

Cody Hall, AB 107

Annette Lee (St. Cloud State University)

April 25, 2018
14:00 - 15:00