Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Potawatomi, is a professor of Environmental Science and Forestry at SUNY College in Syracuse NY. She is the author of numerous scientific articles, and the books Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (2003), and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2013).
In her lecture: The Personhood of Plants: Land, Language and the Rights of Nature, Dr. Kimmerer will help us explore our relationship to plants and how it is shaped by culture, worldview, and experience. Together, we will explore scientific and indigenous conceptions of the nature of plants from natural resources and respected teachers to consider how our perceptions of living beings are reflected in language and law.
Many thanks to Dr. Darren Ranco and the Native American Program at the University of Maine for helping us welcome Dr. Kimmerer to Wabanaki territory.