Indigenous voices marginalized in space discussions could find representation through the space debris problem. But, caution is needed to avoid knowledge exploitation.
Really interesting perspective from Julian on this important and swiftly-growing problem of orbital debris. I wonder, however, whether this problem is currently within the reach of any of those policymakers who would be likely to hear Indigenous voices. It is conceivable that more or less pluralistic governments like Canada, US and EU could regulate the Elon Musks and Jeff Bezoses of the world. But what proportion of new space debris is going to come from China, Russia or North Korea and what are the chances those authorities might comply with a more inclusive vision for the near-space environment?