The School of Architecture and Planning's Indigenous Architecture Monday Lecture Series continues Sept. 27 at 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. at Pearl Hall Auditorium with Navajo/Oneida Ethnobotanist Donna House presenting, "Ecological Memory." The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception precedes the lecture from 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
House is a member of the Towering House People Clan of the Dine and the Turtle Clan of the Oneida. In addition to creating the landscaping outside the National Museum of the American Indian, she played a distinct role in advising architects during the museum's construction.
The lecture focuses on the impact four micro-habitats (upland hardwood forest, eastern meadowlands, traditional croplands and lowland freshwater wetlands) have on the diverse tribes throughout the Americas.