BRAIDING SWEETGRASS: INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND THE TEACHING OF PLANTS.
With the month coming to a close, WF wants to recognize the importance of November as Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month and with that, recommend everyone add this to their book stack.
A biology professor, a mother and a Potawatomi woman, Kimmerer’s endless wisdom and exquisitely written book combines the ordinary and magical.
Reciprocity, gratitude and gift giving are part of the healthy relationships that Kimmerer witnessed from her Indigenous upbringing and shares with her readers. A must read.
“Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of the indigenous people. It is the way she captures beauty that I love the most—the images of giant cedars and wild strawberrries, a forest in the rain and a meadow of fragrant sweetgrass will stay with you long after the last page.”
—Jane Goodall, author of Seeds of Hope and My Life with the Chimpanzees.