Keynote: Robin Wall Kimmerer - What Does the Earth Ask of Us?
Oct 20, 2020 7:00pm
(GMT -4:00) Atlantic Time
Event URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZqE6UYzUQc2Q5YxSQpCMXA
Hosted by: Nocturne Halifax
We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask what more can we take? In this keynote presentation, storyteller and botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer draws upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledge to explore the covenant of reciprocity. How might we use the gifts and the responsibilities of human people in support of mutual thriving in a time of ecological crisis?
About Robin Wall Kimmerer:
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.