Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and are honored to welcome Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), acclaimed author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, to Santa Fe for in-person events on Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1, 2022.
Dr. Kimmerer, a botanist, embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers, as reflected in traditional Indigenous farming practices. IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) says that “Dr. Kimmerer’s approach to Indigenous land practices and ethics aligns with IAIA’s philosophy of incorporating ancestral knowledge with Western techniques to help sustain our communities’ livelihoods for future generations.”
On August 31, Dr. Kimmerer will visit with IAIA faculty and students during the day. From 6:30–8:00 pm, she will give a public presentation in the gym at the IAIA Performing Arts and Fitness Center. Following her presentation, there will be a book signing with the author in collaboration with Collected Works Bookstore. You can register for the event or watch the livestream on the IAIA website and the official IAIA Facebook page.
On September 1, she will visit Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill for engaging outdoor conversations surrounding the themes of her book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
Dr. Kimmerer’s visit to Santa Fe is generously underwritten by the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Paul Eitner and Denise Roy (in association with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden), and other supporters in the community.
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