Braiding Sweetgrass: Healing our Relationships with the Earth
ALBERTUS MAGNUS LECTURE
with Robin Wall Kimmerer, PhD
Join us for an evening with mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, to hear her wisdom around how we begin to reconcile our relationship with the Earth. She shares that “To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.” Her storytelling and beautiful insight into the reciprocal ways we live with one another, and our Earth invites us all to move toward healing.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is the State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She is founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She works with tribal nations on environmental problem-solving and sustainability. Part of that work is about recovering lineages of knowledge that were made illegal in the policies of tribal assimilation which did not fully end in the U.S. until the 1970s. Her books include Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.