In today’s episode of Two-Eyed Seeing, we’ll be having our very first interview with none other than my father, Doctor Ed Connors. So stay tuned as we’re going to be talking all about things around Two-Eyed Seeing, and understanding what this concept actually means.
USE BOTH EYES TO DETERMINE COLLABORATION AND WHAT IS THAT IS OF BEST INTEREST FOR US IN TERMS OF DETERMINING WHICH KNOWLEDGE IS BEST TO FOLLOW.
Making use of both the Indigenous and Western knowledge and thoroughly understanding its principles is a simple definition of Two-Eyed Seeing. If we were to treat both knowledge as equals and gaining ultimate gains from it is the result from recognizing and respecting both knowledge and its value.
Today we will be speaking with Dr. Ed Connors. And we will be covering what Two-Eyed Seeing is in more detail, and explore the underlying gems of learning about the concept. Stay Tuned!
IN THIS EPISODE:
[0:59] Introduction of the context and guest for this episode— bits of Dr. Ed Connors’ background and why he is a great person to speak about this topic.
[4:50] Common Spirits and Dr. Connors’ life journey.
[8:53] Getting more into the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing: Understanding the etymology, in depth explanation of the concept and how to use it by going back to its history.
[14:42] Changes that created the underlying concepts that make up the importance of inquiring over different perspectives.
[18:08] Turtle Island and its history of colonization that gave way to understanding both Indigenous and Western worldview.
[22:45] “Although we have these differences that we could actually do recognized the commonalities.”
[26:51] My take on the in depth explanation of the Two-Eyed Seeing concept and the inquiry about how we can use both Indigenous and Western knowledge.
[28:28] Western knowledge on survivability sustainability and the personal experience with the combination of using Indigenous and Western knowledge on healing and medicine.
[33:18] Steps of conceptualizing Two-Eyed Seeing for starters; experiences and examples.
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