Monday, January 24, 2022 at 12:00pm
Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Galleria
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR
UPDATE: In keeping with the state of Oregon's health and safety recommendations, we have canceled the in-person gathering to view Robin Wall Kimmerer's live streamed talk. But, that doesn't mean you still can't watch! Register to watch the live stream from your own device.
Join a live stream of author Robin Wall Kimmerer's talk on Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces plants and animals as our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together through her memoir of living in the natural world and practicing heart-centered science.
Drawing on her life as an Indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.
The museum will still be open with free admission on Monday, January 24, in honor of Robin Wall Kimmerer.