- Lecture and discussion
April 1 and 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Prof. Robin Wall Kimmerer is the author of the bestselling collection of essays Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. She is also a distinguished teaching professor and director for the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
Wall Kimmerer will focus her talk on ways Indigenous knowledge might contribute to a transformation in how we view our relationship to consumption, and move us away from a profoundly dishonorable relationship with the Earth.
This discussion will explore the dominant themes of Braiding Sweetgrass, which include cultivation of a reciprocal relationship with the living world. In a faculty-facilitated Q&A session with the author, participants will be invited to consider what we might learn if we understood plants as our teachers, from both a scientific and an Indigenous perspective.