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

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by... liography, an index, and comprehensive notes at the end of each chapter, the book will certainly be of interest to students and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, as well as members of Native communities, as we "need to see that all relationships must be brought into balance and that we must work continually on every level, from interpersonal interactions to global relations, to restore the world to harmony and beauty" (445). This book, which is just the right amount of historical and contemporary commentary, merits reading from cover to cover, as it is a masterly example of how everything ultimately comes full circle. Robin Wall Kimmerer. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2013. 390 pp. Paper, $18.00. Natchee Barnd, Oregon State University I was able to hear Robin Kimmerer speak at my university for an environmental humanities program. She was a good choice. In her talk, as in her newest book, she narratively promotes a much-needed synthesis between indigenous and Western understandings of the environment and ecology. Pushing beyond mainstream green politics or policies of preservation and conservation, Kimmerer expertly outlines the crucial relationships and responsibilities Native peoples http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Indian Quarterly University of Nebraska Press

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

The American Indian Quarterly , Volume 39 (4) – Oct 9, 2015

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liography, an index, and comprehensive notes at the end of each chapter, the book will certainly be of interest to students and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, as well as members of Native communities, as we "need to see that all relationships must be brought into balance and that we must work continually on every level, from interpersonal interactions to global relations, to restore the world to harmony and beauty" (445). This book, which is just the right amount of historical and contemporary commentary, merits reading from cover to cover, as it is a masterly example of how everything ultimately comes full circle. Robin Wall Kimmerer. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2013. 390 pp. Paper, $18.00. Natchee Barnd, Oregon State University I was able to hear Robin Kimmerer speak at my university for an environmental humanities program. She was a good choice. In her talk, as in her newest book, she narratively promotes a much-needed synthesis between indigenous and Western understandings of the environment and ecology. Pushing beyond mainstream green politics or policies of preservation and conservation, Kimmerer expertly outlines the crucial relationships and responsibilities Native peoples

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The American Indian QuarterlyUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Oct 9, 2015

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