Indigenous Perspectives on the Solar Eclipse

In thinking about perspectives, it is also important to remember diversity in families and in Nations. 

Prof. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Samantha Doxtator and Melanie Demers have come together to share Indigenous knowledge about the Sun, Moon and eclipses for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. 

Also check out this 2021 video with Prof. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton sharing traditional stories that relate to the solar eclipse. She is the first indigenous woman in Canada to obtain a Ph. D. in astrophysics. 

STEAM Curriculum Connections to the Stars

This interdisciplinary resource brings forward a new approach to learning and reveals our intimate connection to the universe.  The activities and content will show how Indigenous Knowledge systems can enhance and resonate with a wide range of disciplines that includes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields.  

Video Resources by Isaac Murdoch & Wilfred Buck

Fisher Story by Isaac Murdoch

This video is part of a bigger resource: Lessons From the Earth and Beyond: 

How the Milky Way Came to Be                  by Isaac Murdoch

Tipiskawi Kisik: Night Sky Star Stories by Wilfred Buck (also view entire playlist)

The Story of the Northern Lights by Wilfred Buck

Makinak: The Turtle by Wilfred Buck

Resources in Schools 

Star Map Poster (Anishinaabe

Star Map Poster (Cree) 

Novels to Connect in the Classroom