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Full Interview with Writer John Ralston Saul on Canada's North and Climate Change

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Ian Mauro's interview with John Ralston Saul, internationally acclaimed writer, about aboriginal philosophy and the importance of indigenous knowledge in a changing world. This conversation took place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the spring of 2009.

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Ian Mauro's interview with John Ralston Saul, internationally acclaimed writer, about aboriginal philosophy and the importance of indigenous knowledge in a changing world. This conversation took place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the spring of 2009.

In English. Additional Voices on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change are being uploaded every day to the channel http://www.isuma.tv/ikcc/voices. Some in Inuktitut, others in English.

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Anonymous's picture

great interview and excellent questions. As a fluent welsh speaker I feel a connection with minority nations and languages across the world. I dont feel alone. I could listen to JRS all day. All the best Canada!

Anonymous's picture

Hi there Ian,

What a fantastic interview with John Ralston Saul - one of the best thinkers ever on pretty much any subject...

Thank you for sharing this! Best regards from Australia, AC

 

Anonymous's picture

Thank you for allowing me to hear, watch and reflect on the ideas of John Ralston Saul. I am fascinated by the concept of an aboriginal philosophy based on a non-linear model. I would love to have the names of some of the young aboriginal philosophers that he referred to during the interview so that I can follow up on these important ideas. I am particularly interested in the means by which consensus was and is reached in aboriginal communities and I would appreciate learning more about it. Ted Wall

Ian Mauro's picture

Hi Ted, glad you enjoyed the conversation between JRS and I. It was an informative dialogue, especially hearing his views on the differences between linear western thinking and cyclical indigenous perspectives.

As for young aboriginal philosophers, JRS specially referred to the work of Taiaiake Alfred, director and professor of UVic's Indigenous Governance program:

http://web.uvic.ca/igov/index.php/faculty

Check out his writings, they're very thoughtful...

Anonymous's picture

Hi Ian, Thanks for the quick reply. I will certainly check out Taiaiake Alfred's writings. Thanks for the superb interview and the thoughtful reply to my request.

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