Natasha is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at CU Boulder. Her dissertation research project focuses on Anishinaabe tribal natural resource departments and their crucial role for the sustainability of Indigenous cultural landscapes. This research project seeks to understand the extent to which Anishinaabe resource managers are able to incorporate gikendaasowin “knowledge” into their programs.
She is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center of the American West’s project Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park. This project seeks to improve the educational and interpretive programs at Rocky Mountain National Park in ways that are more inclusive of tribal nations.