INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE/ MEDICINE
Indigenous communities have been leading the way in landscape architecture and landscape medicine at least for the last 50 years.
American Indian governments, 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
Yocha Dehe Wintun Academy
Lakota Youth Native Food Sovereignty
Winnemem Wintu Run 4 Salmon
Tohono O'odham Nation San Xavier Co-op Farm