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16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Special Event
Lunch & Learn: Talk Story: Astronomy on Indigenous Land
20 June 2024 • 12:00 - 13:00 Japan Standard Time | Room G7, North - 1F 
In the pursuit of astronomical research, it is imperative to recognize and respect the cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of indigenous communities. Astronomy facilities are often situated on land that holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for indigenous peoples. This session explores the importance of establishing meaningful relationships with indigenous peoples in the construction, operation and management of astronomical facilities. By engaging with indigenous communities, astronomers honor the cultural heritages unique to these communities, gain valuable insights into traditional cosmologies, promote environmental stewardship, and uphold principles of social responsibility and equity. Join us for an engaging discussion with a few of the individuals who are promoting these practices at various astronomical facilities.