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(June 2018)  The CSMA is sponsoring a special session at the AAS 232 summer meeting in Denver, CO, entitled "Indigenous Knowledge in 21st Century Science," which will take place on June 5, 10:40 am - 12:10 pm. The confirmed speakers are Dr. Nancy Maryboy (Indigenous Education Institute, and University of Washington), Dr. David Begay (Indigenous Education Institute, and University of New Mexico), Dr. Isabel Hawkins (San Francisco Exploratorium), and Ka'iu Kimura ('Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i).