We didn't have a clue what to name the show when we started recording,
but we did it anyway and found out that,
for us, this podcast is about hope for our future.
It’s also about learning how to listen and have conversations again,
and it's about exploring the problems that keep us up at night.
The idea of integrating Indigenous knowledge into Western science has been around for a while and seems noble on the surface, but it lacks the depth required to understand that we don’t need integration...
we need revolution.
No, not the genocidal revolutions you hear about in history class, but a scientific revolution. A revolution that involves learning how to learn and listening to all our relations. One that rekindles the humility that gave our ancestors the insights to honor ideas like responsibility and reciprocity. This kind of revolution is not just for humans but for our plant, animal, rock, and water relatives as well.
Although the notion of "NDN science" didn’t jump out at us right away, it’s central to the theme of this podcast. Being Indigenous in the modern world is a challenge none of us are prepared for when we’re kids, but it’s a challenge we are all facing. The NDN Science Show is meant to capture our sense of humor and that life isn’t so damn serious all the time. It's also about every human's potential to observe deeply and understand how the world works. It’s a show where we have conversations about science... and Indin' stuff.