I offer…a braid of stories meant to heal our relationship with the world. This braid is woven from three strands: Indigenous ways of knowing, scientific knowledge, and the story of an Anishinabekwe scientist trying to bring them together in service to what matters most. It is an intertwining of science, spirit, and story—old stories and new ones that can be medicine for our broken relationship with earth, a pharmacopoeia of healing stories that allow us to imagine a different relationship, in which people and land are good medicine for each other.Robin Wall Kimmerer is a distinguished teaching professor of environmental biology at SUNY. She also is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. With scientific knowledge and indigenous wisdom, Kimmerer leads the reader on a wonderful journey through our world, treasuring every leaf, seed, and nut. Almost biblical in tone, this extraordinary book brings the planet's gifts home to the reader.
A Reader Review by Sharon Donovan of Clive, Iowa