Casey Eagle Speaker, Kainai Elder
Science is traditionally taught and learned from a Western worldview. But there are many ways of knowing and connecting through knowledge and with science.
Humans have flourished alongside the land with the use of science and mathematics for thousands of years. Think about agriculture, which thrives through companion planting and geometry. Or our senses in relationship with the horizon, the zenith and movement of constellations, which guide navigation across land and sea.
Science becomes more relevant and relatable when we open up our minds and hearts to ways of knowing from the land, sky and spirit.
The Circle of Life represents how all things are connected and relational. The four parts represent the four directions, four sacred medicines, four stages of life, four ways of being, four winds and many more. Each of these four parts shape the TELUS Spark Science Centre Indigenous Action Plan.
A comprehensive guide from the Calgary Foundation. Read the guide.
Providers of a safe training environments for learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude required to be effective. Visit their website.
A video featuring Bob Joseph, Gwawa'enuk Nation, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training. Watch here.
Watch this Ted Talk by Mark Charles, Navajo/Dutch-American, about the three most misunderstood words in America's history.
An APTN series that follows non-Indigenous Canadians learning about Indigenous people and culture. Watch the series here.
Produced by the Alberta Teachers Association and featuring the history and timeline of the Indigenous Peoples of Alberta. Read more.
The Seven Sacred Teachings are common teachings about “ways of being” across Turtle Island. This lovely book is based on teachings from the Anishinaabe peoples and lands (the Great Lakes area), and is also available in Ojibwe.
Please note that while teachings differ across all of Turtle Island (with different animals and names represented), the moral teachings stay the same.
A video featuring Clarence Wolfleg (Miiksika'am), Siksika Elder. Watch the story here.
Teachings from Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Kainai metaphysicist. Watch him here.
Teachings from Dr. Reg Crowshoe, Piikani Blackfoot Elder. Read the transcript here.
TELUS Spark Science Centre gratefully acknowledges that it sits on the ancestral lands of the Niitsitapi (Gainai, Piikani, Siksika and the Blackfeet of Montana), the Tsuut'ina, Îethka and Nakoda. Moh'kins'tsis (Calgary) is also home to Métis Nation Region 3, settlers and newcomers.Land Acknowledgement