Architecture and Planning ETDs

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Engaging storytelling is both the means and medium of Cycles of Life(COL). This thesis project consists of a video documentary and curriculum magazine that highlights the visioning process, implementation, and cyclical design of this transformative learning model. Throughout the COL co-creative process, students collectively utilize Indigenous research methodologies to examine innovations in planning, design and education from diverse sources including guest speakers, social media, and contextual multi-sensory experiences. Incorporated into the COL curriculum is a regenerative process where students vision their own curriculum model that impacts health, education, planning and design. It is my hope that these seed projects will grow into applied “disruptive” innovations that promote foundational goals of freedom, justice and equity that nurture thriving life.



Document Type


Degree Name

Community and Regional Planning

Level of Degree


Department Name

School of Architecture and Planning

First Committee Member (Chair)

Richardson, Ric

Second Committee Member

Singer, Beverly

Third Committee Member

Harjo, Laura


Indigenous Research Methodologies, Praxis, Indigenous Education, Indigenous Design and Planning, Cycles of Life, Liberation Technologies, Critical Engaged Consciousness

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