Along the River of Spacetime passes on teachings from Indigenous knowledge carriers and scientists.


Perry Bebamash

Perry Bebamash is Anishinaabe from M'Chigeeng and the Anishinaabe Language Teacher at the M'Chigeeng Adult Learning Centre. He grew up speaking some Anishinaabemowin and continued his work in language through the BA in Anishinaabemowin at Algoma University and the Native Language Instructor's Program at Lakehead University.

“Boozhoo, Perry Bebamash nindizhinikaaz, Michigiing nindoonjibaa. Anishinaabe nindaaw. Noongom ninaadamawaag Anishinaabeg wii-nitaa-anishinaabemowaad. Noongom Michigiing Gikinoo'amaadiiwigamigong nindananokii. (Greetings in respect to Nenaboozhoo, my name is Perry Bebamash, I am from M'Chigeeng, I am Anishinaabe. These days I help Anishinaabe people to speak our language. Today I work at the M'Chigeeng Adult Learning Centre.)”


Annette S. Lee

Annette Lee is an astrophysicist, artist and the Director of the Native Skywatchers research and programming initiative. She has over three decades of experience in education as a teacher, university instructor, teacher educator, program administrator, professional visual artist, and researcher. She is mixed-race Lakota and her communities are Ojibwe and D/Lakota.

Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Astronomy & Physics at St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Director of the SCSU Planetarium, and Honorary/Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in the Centre for Astrophysics, Distinguished Lecturer-Archaeological Institute of America (IAI)-Webster Lectureship, and an American Astronomical Society (AAS) Shapley Lecturer.

Art by Lauren Smythe

Art by Lauren Smythe

Dr. Wendy F. Smythe

Wendy Smythe is an Alaska Native Haida geoscientist/oceanographer from Hydaburg, Alaska who examines microbial communities and their influence on the environment from metalliferous extreme groundwater ecosystems. Most recently, she is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Directorate for Education & Human Resources in the Division of Human Research on Learning.

She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action located at Michigan State University. In addition, she works with indigenous communities to couple STEM disciplines with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in K-12 education. Through her work, she seeks to increase the number of Indigenous people represented in STEM disciplines, increase diversity and innovation, and to teach the next generation of Native leaders.