Saturday, January 30, 2021

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer


The three strands of braided sweetgrass symbolize the fusion of mind, body and spirit according to indigenous wisdom. This remarkable volume weaves these threads together in gentle prose that reminds us we have much to learn from plants. Wall Kimmerer, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, threads biographical elements into this iconic collection of essays that discusses a wide range of subjects from indigenous folktales to reciprocity in nature and the role of lichen in ecosystems. There is a warning here too: Windigo, the monster let loose by man’s selfishness, needs to be tamed before the damage is irreparable.

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