Stop showing "Earth, Moon & Sun" sign now

Dear Science North,

We are requesting that you stop showing the planetarium film Earth, Moon & Sun immediately due to its racist content. A viewing of this film either in its entirety or on your website (http://www.sciencenorth.ca/science-north/planetarium/) reveals at least one of the following problems: cultural (mis) appropriation of Indigenous knowledges; false construction of Western science as superior to Indigenous knowledges; racist construction of Indigenous knowledges about and ways of knowing the universe as confused; and/or constructs a particular Indigenous ways of knowing (i.e. Coyote) as a clumsy, joking, unknowing buffoon. This film is educating audience members to believe that Indigenous knowledges or ways of knowing are not to be taken seriously and that Western science is a superior form of knowledge. This has never been acceptable but in 2011 with Indigenous consciousness increasing amongst all people living in Turtle Island (i.e. Canada and United States) we want our children and families to be exposed to media that represents all peoples with dignity and value.

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