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Donna House. Botanist and Ethnobotanist, Consultant and researcher for Indigenous environmental issues. Member of the Towering House and Turtle/Many Goats Clans. House grew up as a child on the Dineh lands and is working in the field of conservation of culturally important and endangered plants and animals. Worked for The Nature Conservancy for eight years as a scientist and Indigenous Lands project director. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 2 Recover team member for endangered species.

Abstract of paper given at Indigenous Traditions and Ecology conference:
New Mexico Indigenous Environmental Knowledge:
Science Orientations and Community Inclusivity Indigenous Ethics, Education, and Environmental Philosophy: A Pueblo Perspective

Donna House, Dineh, and Gregory Cajete

At the core of this presentation lie the concepts of culture, ecological relation, and spirit of place and their relationship to indigenous and non-indigenous education. These concepts will be presented and reflected upon through examples from indigenous cultures related to tribal education, spiritual ecology, environmental, mythic, artistic, and communal foundations of indigenous life.

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