Healing Relationships with the Natural World with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

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A talk with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, renowned author & member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation on the reciprocity between people and place.

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The Wege Foundation returns with the 24th Annual Speaker Series on May 27, 2021. The flagship event took a hiatus last year due to the pandemic. This year’s event will be virtual.

Presenting is Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, renowned author, educator and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. As a scientist, Dr. Kimmerer’s interests include the restoration of ecological communities and the rejuvenation of human relationships to land. She holds a PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin.

Her latest book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, has earned critical acclaim. She writes, lectures and interviews widely, including features on TEDx, NPR and Orion magazine. In 2015, she addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of Healing Our Relationship with Nature.

Dr. Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York where she is a SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

RSVP by May 26, 2021. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.


The first 200 registrants will have the opportunity to receive a $5 discount on a signed copy of Dr. Kimmerer’s latest book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have a copy of the book Jane Goodall describes as, “showing how the factual, objective approach of science can be enriched by the ancient knowledge of the Indigenous people.”


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