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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Narrated By: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Date: July 2016

Duration: 16 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Doniel H.

    Absolutely vital perspective! This woman, who’s voice we are so fortunate to hear on this audiobook, has offered a gift of understanding to all who wish to hear it. Please listen. Please share. Our whole community, who participated in this as a book club, are more enriched humans because we have read this. We are more patient parents, more peaceful and grateful stewards of our environment. Please listen. Please share

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Shelly W.

    Wonderful reminder that its the seemingly little things that offer back the biggest love. Loved hearing the elation in her voice as she describes the natural beauty that too often goes unnoticed & unloved all around us. Worth a re-listen or two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Pen G.

    This would have to be one of the best reads I have come across in the last two years. The insight and depth of knowledge and culture kept me wanting more. I felt I could sit and listen to Robin for hours even days just soaking up the old people’s ways and her impressive knowledge and connection. This is a must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Cassandra C.

    Love it Warms the heart feeds the soul.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • SARAH H.

    Truely beautiful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Heather P.

    Fabulous. I bought a printed copy of the book, but because I frequently find my vision blurring over, due the amount of computer work I do, I am really limited in the amount of time I have for reading. Now I can rest my eyes and let the amazing voice of the author transport me. I am intentionally choosing authors who present indigenous ways of knowing and consider this the best book I have read to date. It is beautifully written, insightful and worth savouring. I recommend it to everyone.

  • Isa M.

    Truly a work of healing and inspiration. Listening to Robin Wall Kimmerer narrate her work is a sweet gift that gently, yet firmly, grounds the listener in contemplations of relationship, reciprocity, and restoration. I feel opened to greater depths of connection with the other than human world around me, and find her stories flowing back to me as I move through the day. So grateful for this work!

  • Anna M.

    one if the most beautifully written and inspiring books I've read this year. the narrators voice is easy to listen to and adds meaning the content. this booked challenged me to be more mindful of how I love and what my relationship with creation should look like. definitely worth listening too

  • Anonymous

    A lovely, warm, and evocative book about botany, Indigenous knowledge, stories, the need for reconciliation, and reciprocity with the Earth. The work provides a wonderful model of the complementarity of knowledges that Kimmerer advocates. Several friends had recommended this to me, and I will recommend it to others. It is a book that I expect to stick with me and to lead me to a shifted view of the world.

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