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Annette Sharon Lee

Bush Fellowship
24 months

Saint Cloud, MN — With the passing of Native elders, knowledge also dies. There is a critical need to reach elders and document their stories, such as stories about the stars, to preserve and foster our culture and language. My goal is to help prevent the loss of and preserve Ojibwe and Dakota/Lakota star knowledge and pass it on to present and future generations. Revitalizing indigenous astronomy will serve as an inspirational cornerstone for Native communities and be influential to Native students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, offering economic viability to Native peoples.