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Event: Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants”

Feb 9, 2024 | Wild Ones Presents

 

 

Please join Wild Ones and the UW Oshkosh Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations, the Inter-Tribal Student Council, and the Indigenous Studies Program as we welcome celebrated ecologist, educator and author Robin Wall Kimmerer to UW Oshkosh.

 

 

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of the widely acclaimed book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. She is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology at the State University of New York, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. Her talk will draw on her experiences, deep knowledge, and expertise to discuss the relationship between Indigenous wisdom and sustainability.

 

This event is supported by generous funding from Wild Ones, SIRT, ITSC, the University Speaker Series, and the Green Fund.
 
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Robin Wall Kimmerer: Author, Speaker, Teacher
www.robinwallkimmerer.com

Robin Wall Kimmerer will be discussing “Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.” This talk explores the stories and experiences that shaped the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Listeners are invited to consider what we might learn if we understood plants as our teachers, from both a scientific and an indigenous perspective.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM CT

Location: Remote or in person at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. A limited number of seats are available at the live event hosted at Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901. Pricing for the in-person presentation is $25 for the general public and $21 for Wild Ones members.

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer’s talk live. The recording will only be available for a limited time. Pricing for the online presentation is $18 for the general public and $14 for Wild Ones members.

This event is co-sponsored the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Indigenous Studies, Speakers Series, and Green Fund.

About the Presenter:

Photo Robin Wall Kimmerer, Plant Ecologist, Educator, and Writer, 2022 MacArthur Fellow, Syracuse, NY,

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 Teachings 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 OrionWhole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. In 2022 she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She holds a BS in Botany from SUNY ESF, an MS and PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

Photo (left): Robin Wall Kimmerer, Plant Ecologist, Educator, and Writer, 2022 MacArthur Fellow, Syracuse, NY