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Walking With Both Eyes Open: Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge at IAIS

September 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, September 9
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Etuaptmumk is a Mi’kmaw saying that translates to “Two-Eyed Seeing.” As attributed to Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall, this concept refers to learning from one eye the strengths of Indigenous knowledge, and from the other eye the strengths of “Western” scientific knowledge. As part of the annual Housatonic Heritage Walks program, join IAIS staff for a guided walk along our museum trails and learn about scientific and Indigenous understandings of local animal and plant life as you become more familiar with this concept. End at our replicated 16th Century Algonkian Village for a discussion with one of our Indigenous educators about lessons that can be learned from their traditional understandings of the environment.

Space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Please email [email protected] or call (860) 868-0518, ext 453. Please note, this is a FREE event, but does not include a tour of the museum. Museum admission is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, and $8 for children; IAIS Members Free. 

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This is a FREE event, but does not include museum admission.


September 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
(860) 868-0518
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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