Tuesday, March 9 2021: Recording now available!
Welcome to the Giizhigoong Webinar Series! March is Astronomy Month at TRACKS and to celebrate the Sky World and star teachings, TRACKS has created a 3-part webinar series. Each webinar is 90-minutes long, including a 60-minute talk by a featured knowledge holder(s) and followed by 30-minutes of Q&A facilitated by TRACKS Coordinators Kelly King and Maggie Cummings. The webinars are free and recordings will be available after each session.
The Giizhigoong program is supported through a memorial fund set up by the family of Adam Evans. We are proud to support the legacy of science education in the field of Astronomy made possible through this funding. Miigwech!
Anne Taylor will kick off our series! Anne Taylor will kick our series off! Reading excerpts from Basil H. Johnstons’ ThInk Indian, listeners will be introduced to the Sky World. Weaving in personal accounts and Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe language), Anne will share teachings of the Sky Beings, our connection to the stars, and the Ojiig constellation.
I lived with my Granny and Papa and Aunties and Uncle, my brother and Mom. I then moved in with my Great Granny. My Granny taught me about Nishnaabemowin and Creator. My Papa taught me about connecting with the earth and our place in Creation. My Great Granny taught me about forgiveness and kindness. My Mom taught me about second chances and grace. I attended Fleming College to study soil and water technology and then attended Trent University where I earned my degree with honours in Indigenous Studies. I am currently making a run at a Master's degree in Sustainability Studies. I am currently the Anishinaabemowin Coordinator for Curve Lake. I am a life-long student of Bimaadiziwin, Anishnaabewin and Anishinaabemowin. I have an ongoing dialogue with Creator, ShkakimiKwe and my Ancestors who help guide my path. My Aunties keep me involved with Nishnaabemowin and take good care of me.