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.
Community and Regional Planning
Level of Degree
School of Architecture and Planning
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Henkel, David Jr.
Indigenous Knowledge, Decolonization, Indigenous Planning, Indigenous Science, New Mexico Watershed Watch Program
Rae, Rebecca. "Utilizing Jicarilla Apache knowledge to enrich the watershed watch program curriculum for the benefit of the Jicarilla Apache youth." (2010). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arch_etds/1