Where Condor Meets Eagle

Where Condor Meets Eagle brought together an invited delegation of indigenous educators and community leaders from Minnesota and Bolivia in an afternoon of visual storytelling and cultural exchange in the Bell Museum’s Exploradome.

 

Part of the Augsburg Native American Film Series, the afternoon consisted of ceremony and dialogue about issues of community health, environment, cultural traditions, and cosmologies that unite the First Peoples of the Americas. The result of an agreement between the Bolivian Ministry of Decolonization and the Philips Indian Educators in Minnesota, the program utilized the power of immersive, interactive visualization technology to explore astronomical, cultural, and Earth based imagery guided by participants and Worldviews’ facilitators Jim Rock and Joel Halvorson. Taking place in the All Nations’ Church in downtown Minneapolis, the program was dedicated to providing educational, multicultural, and cultural empowerment for Native people through an Indigenous film, art, and cultural exchange.

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Mama Llama
A dark cloud constellation for indigenous cultures of Bolivia
Opening ceremony to the event
Corn and soybean cultivation of North and South America.
Minnesota rivers and 5 major lakes.
Jim Rock welcoming the Bolivian delegation
Jim Rock at Wakan Tipi
Snow and ice fields in the mountains feed the major rivers of North and South America.
Visitors exiting the ExploraDome
Rondonia rainforests, Bolivia 1984
Logging roads in Rondonia, Bolivia, 2012
Distribution and migration route of the Scarlet tanager bird.

Program Kit

AssetsSeeKnowDoCredits
  • There is no storyboard or script available for this presentation since it was primarily improvised in collaboration with the visiting Bolivian delegation

Data Sources

  • University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment (IonE). (Soy bean and corn land use layers)
  • University of Minnesota, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory
  • USGS (HYDROSHEDS for watersheds, rivers, GLOVIS for Lake Winnepeg Algae Bloom layer).
  • NASA Landsat
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Global Deadzones)
  • NASA Blue Marble (for Cryosphere data layer)
  • Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (for Minnesota Lakes layer)
  • NatureServe (for Scarlet Tanager distribution layers

Tin mining in Bolivia: The Documentary

Surviving Climate Change in Bolivia

Bolivia: Glaciers Fall Victim to Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change in Bolivia

Impacting Indigenous Culture: The Tar Sands of Northern Alberta

Arts & Education

Tipnis Reserve Road Proposal

Water and Drought in Bolivia

Mining

Indigenous Adaptation to Climate Change

(Global)

(South America)

(North America)

Climate Change

(Global)

(South America)

(North America)

Partners

  • Phillips Indian Educators
  • Bolivian delegation and members from the Bolivian Ministry of Decolonization
  • All Nations’ Church
  • Augsburg College Center for Global Education
  • UMN Bell Museum of Natural History

Funders

Presenters

  • Joel Halvorson
  • Jim Rock (Phillips Indian Educators)

Scriptwriters

  • Joel Halvorson
  • Jim Rock (Phillips Indian Educators)
  • David McConville (The Elumenati)
  • Ka Chun Yu (DMNS)
  • Ned Gardiner (NOAA)

GIS & Visualizations

  • Joel Halvorson
  • Lindsay Irving (CAS)
  • Lydia Hooper

Creative Direction

  • David McConville (The Elumenati)

Production Coordination

  • Lindsay Irving (CAS)

Event Coordination & Production

  • Roxanne Gould (Phillips Indian Educators)
  • M. Elise Marubbio
  • Jim Rock (Phillips Indian Educators)
  • David McConville (The Elumenati)
  • Bell Museum of Natural History, Exploradome Program
  • Augsburg College Center for Global Education
  • Phillips Indian Educators

Science Advisors

  • Healy Hamilton
  • Ned Gardiner

Technical Support

  • Ned Gardiner
  • Lindsay Irving
  • Greg Mancari
  • David McConville
  • Ka Chun Yu

Participants

  • Bell Museum of Natural History, Exploradome Program
  • Augsburg College Center for Global Education
  • Phillips Indian Educators
  • Bolivian delegation and members from the Bolivian Ministry of Decolonization