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The Space Café Podcast #91: Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto

Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton; Photo courtesy of her

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #91: Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge with Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Episode 091 features special guests: Dr Laurie Rousseau-Nepton

In this episode, host Markus unravels an enriching conversation with Laurie Rousseau-Nepton a scientist and indigenous advocate, whose life’s work interweaves her science, cultural roots and a strong passion for astronomy. The dialogue unfolds Laurie’s unique perspective on education, tradition, and our relationship with the cosmos.

 Key Topics Covered: 

🌌 Space Science and Indigenous Knowledge: Delving into Laurie’s journey of integrating her indigenous heritage with modern science and education.

🏹 Tradition an Laurie Russo Neptune, d Oral History: The process of passing on ancestral traditions and stories to the younger generation, with a focus on Laurie’s own experiences.

🌍 Earthly Connections: Exploring the profound connections between earthly traditions, such as hunting, and the broader understanding of our existence. 🔭 Scientific Explorations: Discussing the realms of star formation and the mysteries surrounding the sizes of stars in our universe.

🚀 Space Exploration Realities: A candid discussion on the challenges and the romanticized notions of venturing into outer space, and becoming an interplanetary species.

🎵 Musical Interlude: Laurie shares her choice of music for a hypothetical journey to outer space, adding a tune to the podcast’s space traveler playlist.

🧠 Espresso for the Mind: Laurie provides a thoughtful piece of advice on working efficiently by breaking tasks into manageable chunks.


Memorable Quotes: 

“The practice of hunting connected me with the culture, it’s a lineage from my dad and my grandfather.”

“Hunting is an experience… It’s something deeply emotional… Every time you do it, it’s for a purpose.”

“Space is harsh… We’re too comfortable here and this planet is too beautiful.”

Must-Click Links:

Explore more about the celestial mysteries Laurie researches: Laurie background

Delve into the Space Cafe Podcast’s rich discussions on various space topics: SpaceCafePodcast Archive:

Featured Music: 🎶 “Televators” – By Mars Volta

Engage with us in this reflective journey as we bridge the ancient with the contemporary, exploring the cosmic and earthly binds that shape our existence and aspirations. Your seat in our Space Cafe is awaiting your presence!

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