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This dissertation focuses on the urban native diaspora and how indigenous knowledge systems (including traditional ecological knowledge) and contemporary diets have adapted to urban settings. While focusing on the only natural urban space available to urban natives in Seattle—Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center— we will investigate how eco-colonialism has transformed and impacted the ecosystems (including vegetation, animals, water, etc) within the twenty acres of land designated to Daybreak Star in Discovery Park.
Our main objectives for this project are:
Shift the paradigm within Seattle Parks to promote environmental justice for urban natives.
Indigenize restoration paradigms, frameworks, and strategies that are utilized in Seattle's urban parks that continue to ignore native ethnoscience and indigenous knowledge systems.
Andrew Morrison 2012
Presentation Given at: Indigenous Voices: Conversations on Climate Change Event