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Indigenizing the next decade of astronomy in Canada

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hilding R. Neilson, Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, Samantha Lawler, Kristine Spekkens

(Submitted on 7 Oct 2019)

(Abridged) The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published its calls to action in 2015 with 94 recommendations. Many of these 94 recommendations are directly related to education, language, and culture, some of which the Canadian Astronomy community can address and contribute to as part of reconciliation. The Canadian Astronomy community has an additional obligation since it benefits from facilities on Indigenous territories across Canada and the world. Furthermore, Indigenous people are still underrepresented at all levels in Canadian astronomy. The purpose of this Community Paper is to develop recommendations for the Canadian astronomy community to support Indigenous inclusion in the science community, support Indigenous learning by developing Indigenous-based learning materials and facilitate access to professionals and science activities, and to recognize and acknowledge the great contributions of Indigenous communities to our science activities. As part of this work we propose the ten following recommendations for CASCA as an organization and throughout this Community Paper we will include additional recommendations for individuals: astronomers, students and academics.

Comments: 11 pages. Community paper submitted to the Canadian Long Range Plan 2020, this https URL

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:1910.02976 [astro-ph.IM](or arXiv:1910.02976v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Hilding NeilsonĀ 

[v1] Mon, 7 Oct 2019 18:05:24 UTC (25 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.02976


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