Robin Wall Kimmerer & Kyle Whyte
April 17, 2024
Time & Location: TBD
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. In 2022, Braiding Sweetgrass was adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith. This new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth’s oldest teachers: the plants around us.
Kyle Whyte is George Willis Pack Professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability, teaching in the SEAS environmental justice specialization. He is founding Faculty Director of the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, Principal Investigator of the Energy Equity Project, and Affiliate Professor of Native American Studies and Philosophy. His research addresses environmental justice, focusing on moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and science organizations, and problems of Indigenous justice in public and academic discussions of food sovereignty, environmental justice, and the anthropocene. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
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PARTNERS & SPONSORS:
R. Harold Burton Foundation
The King's English Book Shop
College Of Humanities
- The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life, The On Being Project YouTube Video
- Tales of Sweetgrass & Trees: Robin Wall Kimmerer & Richard Powers with Terry Tempest Williams - YouTube Video
- The Sierra Club, From The Pond to the Streets, Revisited
- Macarthur Fellows Program Article
- You Don’t Have to Be Complicit in Our Culture of Destruction, The New York Times Magazine Article
- Dr. Kyle Whyte Professor of Environment and Sustainability/ George Willis Pack Professor
- Google Scholar Profile
- Impacts of Permitting Reform Proposal on Tribes and Indigenous Communities, NDN Collective Article
- How US colonialism Affects Indigenous Peoples’ Stewardship and Access to Food, GreenBiz Article
- Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice by Kyle Powys Whyte, Spring Creek Project, YouTube Video