Healing the Earth Conference @ UCR : A conversation

Topic: Science, Education, Decolonization, Knowledge Sovereignty
Segment: D Report
Participants: Nicholas Rajen MA, UC Riverside, Material Sciences and Engineering
Broadcast Air Date: 04/13/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.


Conference information: April 21, 2018 at UCR Riverside

Discussion Topics:

– What are the goals of the “Healing the Earth conference?”
– How do we reclaim and validate indigenous knowledge?
– The national AISES recognized the UCR chapter.
– Beyaga Notah is recognized as outstanding AISES chapter advisor.
– Everyone is sharing science, and everyone is telling a story?
– What are the efforts of UC Riverside Native professors hires?
– What does the decolonization subject address?
– How did colonial encounters disrupt a holistic way of life?
– What is indigenous math and indigenous science?
– Are indigenous knowledge systems compatible with present academic knowledge systems?
– What is the application of observing the universe?
– What is sovereignty of knowledge?
– Indigenous communities had their own systems of understanding and intervening with the world?
– Is the university’s concept of “absolute knowledge” incomplete by ignoring indigenous systems of knowing?
– The Healing the earth conference will hold an opening dedication to James Luna.
– How is the linguistics study of academia different from study of linguistics by all humans?
– How do questions of identity and culture factor in in the STEM fields?
– What is sovereignty of knowledge within the Zapatista movement?
– What is the Meso- American diet?
– Indigenous knowledge systems are not limited to agriculture but also include astrophysics and nanotechnology?
– How has the university system become unquestioned rom its colonial history?
– How do we change the language from “I deserve a place in the university “ to “ I will take a place in the university?”
– The Bandelier Pueblo held their own engineering knowledge.
– What is the colonial history to science?
– How do universities discover a new species of mushroom, when the mushroom has a name by the indigenous community?
– What is the arbitrary nature of the university ?
– What is the history of sequestering information within the walls of the university?
– Is the university system racist, classist but also patriarchal?

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