A portrait of Wilfred Buck.

Star Stories

Middle - Adult

Ininiw/Cree Knowldege Of The Sky

How much do we really know about the stars in the sky? In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, Ininiw/Cree Star Knowledge Keeper and retired science educator Wilfred Buck shares his expertise on the origins behind multiple constellations like, Mista Muskwa (Great Bear) and Kokominakasis (Grandmother Spider, the netmaker), and discusses the lack of acknowledgement given for Indigenous knowledge in the field of Western astronomy. Wilfred also touches on his own pathway to the sky and the stories about the sky that have had the biggest impact on his life.

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