Indigenous communities have been leading the way in landscape architecture and landscape medicine at least for the last 50 years. 


American Indian governments will in particular have focused on core values of cultural and ecological and health based revitalization grounded in the shared human experience of landscape stewardship. 


These projects are often combinations of dynamics of 


Social/ health and 

Ecological/ health and 

Place based/ health


All with at least in part, art process 


At the center of social ecological and place based systems is not only health, but also art. The methodology of these projects is often in part art process, whether through the creation of moments of song, celebration, ritual, installation, or understanding of the systems through art process and practice.  This is landscape architecture/ landscape medicine. 

Some example projects we wish to include in the compendium are: 


Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission 

- Plan

- Project Map

- Scientific Reports

- Sub-basin Plans

Ten Tribes Partnership Colorado Water Management

Yocha Dehe Wintun Academy 

- diagram 

Lakota Youth Native Food Sovereignty

Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative

Olceri Eco-Ranch

Winnemem Wintu Run 4 Salmon

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Tohono O'odham Nation San Xavier Co-op Farm

Washoe Gardening Project

Tasman Koyom Maidu Cultural Park