43 episodes

The idea "NDN science" didn’t jump out at us right away but it’s central to the theme of this podcast. This show is about hope for our future and not taking life too seriously. It’s about learning how to listen and have conversations again. It's about exploring the problems that keep us up at night and every human's ability to observe deeply and understand how the world works. It’s a show where we have conversations about science...
and Indin' stuff.

NDN Science Show Annie Sorrell and Loga Fixico

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

The idea "NDN science" didn’t jump out at us right away but it’s central to the theme of this podcast. This show is about hope for our future and not taking life too seriously. It’s about learning how to listen and have conversations again. It's about exploring the problems that keep us up at night and every human's ability to observe deeply and understand how the world works. It’s a show where we have conversations about science...
and Indin' stuff.

    #40 - Tim Ryan

    #40 - Tim Ryan

    Tim Ryan is an expert on heritage skills, tool making, and the history of intermontane tribes of the Northwestern United States. He's currently the Department Head of Cultural and Language Studies (CALS) Program at Salish Kootenai College where he teaches classes on Indigenous STEM. tim_ryan@skc.edu
    ~
    Like this show? Leave us a review here... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally!
    You can also Support the Show on PayPal.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    #39 - Controversial Words (Wild/Wilderness)

    #39 - Controversial Words (Wild/Wilderness)

    Today we talk about a word that's captivating to some, terrifying to others, and controversial in many ways... Wild. We go over the definition, etymology, our own opinion, and various perspectives from other writers that have touched on the words wild, wilderness, and nature. Enjoy!
    ~
    Links and Resources:
    Tending the Wild
    The Wilderness Act
    Dudley Edmondson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    A Sand County Almanac
    The Trouble with Wilderness
    Definitions
    Etymology
    The Black & Brown Faces In America's Wild Places

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #38 - Thanatology (Life with Death Left In)

    #38 - Thanatology (Life with Death Left In)

    Although a difficult topic to talk about, we both realized that thanatology was important enough to do an entire episode on. This field of study is associated with a wide variety of disciplines that include everything from sociology and anthropology to medical professions like working as a mortician or a medical examiner for a police department. In this episode, we go over the history of thanatology, some of the dominant philosophies, and our own opinions on this important but seldomly discussed field of study.
    ~
    Links and Resources:
    Chapple, H. S., Bouton, B. L., Chow, A. Y. M., Gilbert, K. R., Kosminsky, P., Moore, J., et al. (2017). The body of knowledge in thanatology: an outline. Death Stud. 41, 118–125. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2016.1231000
    Chen, S.-C. (2009). The fusion of life and health-spiritual education. Natl. Educ. 50, 7–13.
    Chen, S.-C. (2012). Oriental humanities, mindfulness and life education. Paper Presented at the Life Education Symposium (Taipei: IEEE).
    Chen, S.-C. (2013). Overview and reflection on the 20-year national education life education curriculum. Natl. Educ. 53, 1–6. doi: 10.1054/nedt.2000.0850
    Fonseca, Luciana & Testoni, Ines. (2011). The Emergence of Thanatology and Current Practice in Death Education. Omega. 64. 157-69. 10.2190/OM.64.2.d.
    Chakhssi, F., Kraiss, J.T., Sommers-Spijkerman, M. et al. The effect of positive psychology interventions on well-being and distress in clinical samples with psychiatric or somatic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry 18, 211 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1739-2
    Hampton M, Baydala A, Bourassa C, et al. Completing the Circle: Elders Speak about End-Of-Life Care with Aboriginal Families in Canada. Journal of Palliative Care. 2010;26(1):6-14. doi:10.1177/082585971002600103
    Kastenbaum R. Reconstructing Death in Postmodern Society. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. 1993;27(1):75-89. doi:10.2190/P4XJ-EGNE-E157-G3QN
    Lea Waters, Sara B. Algoe, Jane Dutton, Robert Emmons, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Emily Heaphy, Judith T. Moskowitz, Kristin Neff, Ryan Niemiec, Cynthia Pury & Michael Steger (2022) Positive psychology in a pandemic: buffering, bolstering, and building mental health, The Journal of Positive Psychology, 17:3, 303-323, DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2021.1871945
    Lee, J. E., & Person, N. (n.d.). Tips for teaching a death and dying undergraduate course. https://www.apadivisions.org. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://www.apadivisions.org/division-20/publications/newsletters/adult-development/2021/10/facing-death
    Meagher, D. J., and Balk, D. E. (eds) (2013). Handbook of Thanatology. London: Routledge.
    Phan HP, Ngu BH, Chen SC, Wu L, Lin WW, Hsu CS. Introducing the Study of Life and Death Education to Support the Importance of Positive Psychology: An Integrated Model of Philosophical Beliefs, Religious Faith, and Spirituality. Front Psychol. 2020 Oct 8;11:580186. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.580186. PMID: 33117246; PMCID: PMC7578223.
    Straka TM, Mischo M, Petrick KJS, Kowarik I. Urban Cemeteries as Shared Habitats for People and Nature: Reasons for Visit, Comforting Experiences of Nature, and Preferences for Cultural and Natural Features. Land. 2022; 11(8):1237. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11081237
    Doka, K. J. (2013). “Historical and contemporary perspectives on dying,” in Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #37 - Being Indigenous in the Modern World VII

    #37 - Being Indigenous in the Modern World VII

    We're back! In this episode, we go over some updates and where the podcast is heading.
    ~
    Like this show? Leave us a review here... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally!
    You can also Support the Show on PayPal.

    • 27 min
    Bonus Episode - MEEA 2020 Annual Conference Recording

    Bonus Episode - MEEA 2020 Annual Conference Recording

    This is a recording from the Montana Environmental Educators Association 2020 Annual Conference, where we presented to a group of educators across Montana who were interested in learning about ethnobotany. We went over definitions, our perspectives, and some practical tips that we thought were important to understand. And we thought this would be a good time to share this as a podcast since the seasons are changing and a lot of people just finished having big dinners with lots of delicious foods, including plants. Enjoy!
    ~
    Like this show? Leave us a review here... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally!
    You can also Support the Show on PayPal.

    • 48 min
    #36 - Halloween 2021

    #36 - Halloween 2021

    We're back! And we're beginning our brand new season with a fun Halloween episode. We share stories about the Deer Woman, go over the differences between horror and terror and then wrap it all up by giving some of our favorite recommendations for spooky movies to watch this season. Enjoy!
    Oh yeah! HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED...
    ~
    Links and Resources:
    Like this show? Leave us a review here... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally!
    You can also Support the Show on PayPal.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

dvdk456 ,

Great find!

I just found this podcasts and the Tim Ryan episode hooked me. This podcast was great to listen to. Please keep making episodes!

Pootrain13golfpro ,

A Podcast Of Great Excellence

This podcast contains so much needed dialogue. I’m learning so much, and you guys touch on so many topics that I have pondered in the back of my mind my entire adult life. I hope y’all keep sharing your perspectives and knowledge to the public for years to come.

Doc McStabbins ,

Checks with all I know

As a scientist, teacher, NDN, Sauk/Sac and Fox, Student, shaman, and specialist in Non-Human Intelligence, this checks with everything I know, and taught me far more besides. These are wise teachers. I will learn more from them. Thank you for appearing on my search!

Top Podcasts In Science

Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network
Radiolab
WNYC Studios
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward
Making Sense with Sam Harris
Sam Harris
StarTalk Radio
Neil deGrasse Tyson