This episode we look at the representation of Indigenous people in Star Wars. From the Tuskens to the Ewoks, there’s examples in the original trilogy and that lore is still being expanded 45 years later in shows like The Book of Boba Fett. Cultural educator Jared Ten Brink of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi and Doctoral Candidate, Science Education at University of Michigan—Ann Arbor joins us to share his connection to Star Wars and the positive and negative ways culture and colonization are depicted.
In Star Warsologies, hosts James Floyd and Melissa Miller combine their love of Star Wars with their keen interest in all things academic by asking experts about how their field is represented in a galaxy far, far away. It’s a monthly podcast about science and Star Wars!
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Reading list from Jared Ten Brink:
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