Braiding Sweetgrass OTL Book Study and Looking Forward to Earth Day

Apr 2, 2022

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

by

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

 

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

On April 19th, 2022, Dr. Kimmerer is hosting a series of virtual conversations for the University of Denver community. Her talks will focus on her recent book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. In preparation for her visit, Dr. Julie Morris (Dept. of Biological Sciences) and Dr. Paul Michalec (Dept. of Teaching and Learning Sciences) are hosting a book study.

Braiding Sweetgrass is available electronically through the DU library system (ebook and audiobook versions).

Event dates and chapters for discussion:

 

April 5th, 12:00-1:00 pm, OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)

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  • “The Honorable Harvest”
  • “In the footsteps of Nanabozho: Becoming Indigenous to Place”
  • “Burning Cascade Head”

 

April 19th, 12:00-1:00 pm,  OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)

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  • “Windigo Footprints”
  • “Collateral Damage”
  • “Shkitagen: People of the Seventh Fire”

For additional questions, contact Paul Michalec or Julie Morris