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Utilizing Jicarilla Apache knowledge to enrich the watershed watch program curriculum for the benefit of the Jicarilla Apache youth

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Title: Utilizing Jicarilla Apache knowledge to enrich the watershed watch program curriculum for the benefit of the Jicarilla Apache youth
Author: Rae, Rebecca
Advisor(s): Jojola, Theodore
Committee Member(s): Henkel, David Jr.
Rivera, Jose
Department: University of New Mexico. School of Architecture and Planning
Subject(s): Indigenous Knowledge
Decolonization
Indigenous Planning
Indigenous Science
New Mexico Watershed Watch Program
LC Subject(s): Traditional ecological knowledge--New Mexico
Jicarilla Indians--Education (Secondary)
Water--Study and teaching (Secondary)--New Mexico
Natural resources--Study and teaching (Secondary)--New Mexico
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: The thesis explores the notions of decolonization, Indigenous knowledge, and empirical knowledge of place as a foundation for implementing Jicarilla Apache knowledge into the Watershed Watch Program. Two lesson plans were created utilizing Jicarilla Apache stories and knowledge to teach Jicarilla Apache youth about the water cycle, plants, and culture. By connecting Indigenous teachings with western scientific teachings Jicarilla Apache youth will gain a greater understanding of the natural environment with relevance to their heritage.
Graduation Date: May 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/10844

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