How indigenous story speaks to how we can live in harmony with nature without being selfish reedy Or Destructive How All Nature destructive how all nature ift and how relationships ecology is critical for recovery Told through Native American Indian stories and beliefs this is a feast for anyone who loves story but most especially those who value where we live Kimmerer writes beautifully enlightening encouraging bringing joy and tears love and reverence but above all hope It s is such
An Honour To Be Given This BookIn honour to be iven this bookIn I will say that this book is worth reading for everyone but if reconnection to nature and trying to understand a very left and right brained society that has been created in our upbringing as a species this book is helpful in nurturing that pathwayThe loss of storytelling the loss of listeners is a large chasm and a vehicle for the dissolution of many people todayRead and listen and then tell your stories to others Poetic reminiscent and truth abiding This book has added breadth to my novice understanding of plants and of indigenous wisdom A beautifully written book The author writes with conviction and experience I recommend this book to everyone interested in living well in being happy and in being the best human being they can be Robin s words touch the heartthey take you home This is a truly exceptional book It is a letter of love respect and Sister of My Heart gratitude to our Mother Earth It is a prescription for how to restore our world and take the right path and turn back from the brink of our own destruction The author puts her message across withentleness and King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies grace this by no means lessens its impactWall Kimmerer draws on her own life experiences and her half North American Indian and half white settler ancestry Her writing blends her academic botantical scientific learning with that of the North American indigenous way of life knowledge and wisdom with a capital W She brings us fair and suare to our modus operandi of live for today who cares about tomorrow our throwaway society and ourreed that can never be sated It is clear that by comparison with our indigenous brotherhood we are absolutely the younger brother the loafing teenager with no respect for anything their elders have to tell them but rather thinking they know everything and they know bestThe author rightly in my opinion says that all of the messages that we receive practically on a daily basis about the destruction that we have so far wrought to our home As a botanist and professor of plant ecology Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask uestions 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 consid. Of myself in relation to the natural world as well as the philosophy from which I now interact with my environment on a daily basis has been completely revolutionized by this book The very way that a daily basis has been completely revolutionized by this book The very way that walk through the woods is now different Written with a fierce and honest beauty Kimmerer s elegantly balanced prose is somehow ornate yet minimalistic all at once Her intersecting identities as indigenous woman mother poet and acclaimed biologist are all woven together in a beautiful tapestry in this work which is itself a truly wondrous and sacred offering to creation Her weaving together of traditional indigenous knowledge corroborated by today s biology has made the science of plants and ecosystems come alive for me in a way I ve never experienced It is now my favourite book of all time and I will read it again and again as long as I live and work in the forest I encourage this book for literally anyone who even remotely enjoys the outdoors or cares about the environment especially those who live in North America and probably do not know nearly enough about the cosmology of the original peoples of this land This land has rules rules that indigenous people know and learned and honour and abide by and we are all uninvited and very violent settler colonizer uests in this land and we have never bothered to learn the rules and customs and natural order of this place She provides an excellent way forward for settlers who want to learn and try to honour our precious environment and the land here and live right without just co opting or appropriating from native culture to try and do so It s a complicated dilemma how we
CAN TRY TO BELONG HERE IN try to belong here in place that our ancestors stole and colonized But she handles that delicate dance with both race and firm conviction I wish this was reuired reading in highschools across the continent I know I will be buying multiple copies over the years to Class of 92: Out of Our League give away I love this book My all time favourite A book full of information about ecology and botanical science written in a beautiful readable style A rare combination of science with native wisdom and knowledgeIf I was marooned on a desert island this would be the book I d take It s taught me that even if there were no other humans or animals about I d never need feel alone if trees and plants were present Areat reminder that we humans have no important a place than any other species on this beautiful planet I am so Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story grateful andlad I read it. Ciousness reuires 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 How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead givingifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks our care and our own ifts in retu. .
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Lanet do not in fact spur us into action but rather send those that care into a frozen state of despair Her idea is rather to take relative baby steps to try to restore landscapes local to us She ives an example of a wrecked landscape local to her that people are radually trying to rescue and bring back to life with some success It is also about developing a creed of ratitude and reciprocal bring back to life with some success It is also about developing a creed of Moonrise gratitude and reciprocal to our environment only taking what is needed and never Wall Kimmererives plenty of examples of how this can be doneShe is never sanctimonious and is the first to acknowledge that it is far easier to write about the correct way to live than to actually live itFor all who care about our planet and nature and for all who wish to learn about the balanced life that the North American Indians lived before the white settlers destroyed their culture and way of being I would highly recommend this book to you Stunningly poetic Informative intriguing inspiring A book that took me by the hand and led me from despair to hope A fabulous new way of looking at life and
our place in the world A marriage of science and creativity that faces problems andplace in the world A marriage of science and creativity that faces problems and solutions Braiding Sweetgrass has made a huge impact on the way I experience and live my life Robin Wall Kimmerer draws together her scientific knowledge as a botanist and ecologist her indigenous wisdom as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and her depth of *experience as a mother and a teacher Her collection of essays teach us how to become closer to nature and are * as a mother and a teacher Her collection of essays teach us how to become closer to nature and are heartb Short stories from Native American origin retold from the point of view of an educator who wants to save the planet from mismanagement Opens your eyes to other approaches that are possible and better than what we are doing now Precious truth telling and beautifully read in audible books too Uplifting sacred Robin Wall Kimmerer marries indigenous wisdom with scientific rigour to set out a spiritually uplifting pathway to a better world Good read I am a female forest firefighter in Northern Ontario Canada and this book came with me all fire season this year as my pleasure reading while out in the bush and is now fully battered and loved and has ashy fingerprints Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi ground into every page I ve always been a biology nerd and adore living and working in the bush but this book managed to open my eyes and I felt like I was seeing everything in technicolor for the first time this year The way I concieve. Er 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 cons.