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M.A., University of Kansas - Indigenous Studies, 2017
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris - Environmental Studies and American Indian Studies, 2015
Native Americans and national forests, traditional ecological knowledge and practices, ethnobotany, tribal environmental policy
Natasha, a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, recently graduated from the University of Kansas with her Master’s in Indigenous Studies. Her research draws on Native American ethnobotany, Indigenous studies, and policy of medicinal plant harvest on United States federal lands. Her focus area for the PhD program is ethnobotany, traditional ecological knowledge, and incorporating Native American plant knowledge and harvest practices into future policies and programs for federal land agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service or the National Park Service.