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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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Reclaiming youth at risk: our hope for the future

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog121269
Author
Brendtro, Larry K.
Brokenleg, Martin
Van Bockern, Steve
Edition
Rev. ed
Call Number
HV1431 .B74 2002
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Title
Reclaiming youth at risk: our hope for the future
Alternate Title
Reclaiming youth at risk
Our hope for the future
Reclaiming risky youth
Author
Brendtro, Larry K.
Brokenleg, Martin
Van Bockern, Steve
Edition
Rev. ed
Place
Bloomington, IN
Publisher
National Educational Service
Year Published
2002
Physical Description
160 p
Subjects
Indigenous Youth at Risk
Native American Youth at Risk
Aboriginal Youth at Risk
First Nations Youth at Risk
ISBN
1879639866
Format
Book
Location
Aboriginal Health Library
Call Number
HV1431 .B74 2002
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