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Braiding Sweetgrass; Indigenous|Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog119909
Author
Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Call Number
N K56 B73 2013
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Loan Policy
21 days*21 days
Title
Braiding Sweetgrass; Indigenous
Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
Author
Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Publisher
Milkweed Editions
Year Published
2013
Physical Description
x, 390 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects
Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Indian philosophy.
Indigenous peoples--Ecology.
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology--Philosophy.
Nature--Effect of human beings on.
Human-plant relationships.
Botany--Philosophy.
Potawatomi Indians--Biography.
Potawatomi Indians--Social life and customs.
Abstract
An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes she circles toward a central argument: the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return"--
"As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness--the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural--to ultimately reveal a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. The woven essays that construct this book bring people back into conversation with all that is green and growing; a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even when we forgot how to listen
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).
First Nations author - Citizen Potawatomi Nation
ISBN
9781571313560
Format
Book
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Call Number
N K56 B73 2013
Loan Policy
21 days*21 days
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The limits of settler colonial reconciliation : Non-Indigenous People and the responsibility to engage

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog120057
Call Number
JV 305 L56 2016
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Title
The limits of settler colonial reconciliation : Non-Indigenous People and the responsibility to engage
Editor
Maddison, Sarah ; Clark, Tom ; De Costa, Ravi
Source
WorldCat
Place
Singapore
Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Year Published
2016
Physical Description
viii, 295 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Subjects
Indigenous peoples -- Australia
Indigenous peoples -- Canada
Culture conflict -- Australia
Culture conflict -- Canada
Australia -- Colonial influence
Canada -- Colonial influence
Notes
"This book investigates whether and how reconciliation in Australia and other settler colonial societies might connect to the attitudes of non-Indigenous people in ways that promote a deeper engagement with Indigenous needs and aspirations. It explores concepts and practices of reconciliation, considering the structural and attitudinal limits to such efforts in settler colonial countries. Bringing together contributions by the world{u2019}s leading experts on settler colonialism and the politics of reconciliation, it complements current research approaches to the problems of responsibility and engagement between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples."--Publisher's website.
ISBN
9789811026539
Format
Book
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Call Number
JV 305 L56 2016
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The art of ritual : Creating and performing ceremonies for growth and change

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog120130
Author
Beck, Renee ; Metrick, Sydney Barbara
Call Number
BL600 B435 2003
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Title
The art of ritual : Creating and performing ceremonies for growth and change
Author
Beck, Renee ; Metrick, Sydney Barbara
Place
Berkeley ; Toronto
Year Published
2003
Physical Description
x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects
Rites and ceremonies
Spiritual life
Benediction
ISBN
1587611902
Format
Book
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Call Number
BL600 B435 2003
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