Education through Ecological Restoration – Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

College Courses

Indigenous Field-Based Learning for Land Stewardship on Ho-Chunk Lands

June 2024

Faculty from Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University, College of Menominee Nation, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Earth Partnership Indigenous Arts and Sciences will partner in providing a one-credit, one-week immersive summer field course on Ho-Chunk lands for students from the three colleges. How are natural resources managed, and how is agriculture practiced on Tribal lands in Wisconsin? Through site-based field excursions, discussions, and group assignments, students will learn about agriculture, forestry, wildlife, and other natural resources.

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Landscape Architecture  363

Offered Fall and Spring semesters

Course Description: Ecological restoration education utilizes the power of place to work towards social justice and sustainability. Students work with Native Nations and community partners to apply Earth Partnership’s 10 Step process. This process includes historical, cultural, ecological, and social justice components. Learn about assets-based, culturally relevant approaches to working with community partners. Interact with guest speakers and partners to experience firsthand different perspectives on the environment, cultural priorities, protocols for interaction, and opportunities for relationship building. As students work on community-based stewardship projects, they will be asked to reflect upon their own epistemological relationship to land and people as global citizens.