Laurie Rousseau-Nepton: Using Indigenous and Western Knowledge in Astronomy (Part 2)
How can different perspectives improve the study of astronomy? In this episode of Root & STEM podcast, Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, the Resident Astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the Principal Investigator for SIGNALS, a program aimed at observing star-forming regions in nearby galaxies. Laurie speaks about how her experiences as an Innu astronomer brought an Indigenous perspective to her work and how the bridging of different perspectives betters our understanding of the universe. Laurie also touches on being a marker of representation in astronomy for Indigenous women and how support from your community can be the key to finding your way to a career in space exploration.