In this thesis I will examine the relationship between watershed restoration and my own traditional teachings. One of my goals is to demonstrate how understanding Indigenous ways of knowing can help others understand the importance of watershed restoration, and also how getting local people involved is an essential aspect of effective conservation and restoration. I will use my tribe, Ona=k@= - People of the Standing Stone, otherwise known as the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, as a case study . The Upper Wakarusa watershed in Lawrence, KS will be used to compare how different strategies in watershed restoration are employed in non-Indian community.
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