Robin Kimmerer is author of the book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” She is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of environmental biology at the State University of New York and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She spoke at Northland College as part of Cultural Awareness Month events. The public reading was sponsored by the A.D. and Mary Elizabeth Andersen Hulings Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, Northland College Native American & Indigenous Culture Center (NAICC), and the Native American Student Association.
Kimmerer lives in Fabius, New York, where she is a mother, scientist and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, “Gathering Moss,” was awarded the John Burroughs Medal in 2005 for outstanding nature writing.
Published by Milkweed Press in 2013, “Braiding Sweetgrass” takes readers “on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise,” writes Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”
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