Tag Archives: Braiding Sweetgrass

Advice From Some of Earth’s Oldest Beings

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Sep Oct 11, 2018) This elder has sat silently in these lakeshore woods for ten thousand years as forests have come and gone, lake levels ebbed and flowed. And after all that time, it is still a microcosm … Continue reading

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Fuego: Depende Tanto de la Chispa / Fire: So Much Depends On The Spark

–por Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Sep 7, 2018) [English below] Tantas cosas dependen para la iluminación de este fuego, tan cuidadosamente colocado en el suelo frío y rodeado de piedras. Una plataforma de leña de arce seco, un piso de finas ramitas, creado … Continue reading

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The Three Sisters + 1

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (July 05 2018) It should be them who tell this story. Corn leaves rustle with a signature sound, a papery conversation with each other and the breeze. On a hot day in July—when the corn can grow six … Continue reading

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Full Chapter: The Three Sisters

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  from the her book Braiding Sweetgrass. It should be them who tell this story. Corn leaves rustle with a signature sound, a papery conversation with each other and the breeze. On a hot day in July—when the corn … Continue reading

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Words Make Worlds

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jan Feb 01 2018) Writing as an indigenous plant woman I might say, “My plant relatives have shared healing knowledge with me and given me a root medicine.” Instead of ignoring our mutual relationship, I celebrate it. Yet … Continue reading

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Convirtiéndonos en Gente de Maíz / Becoming Corn People

–por Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Sep 7, 2017) [English below] La historia de nuestra relación con la Tierra está escrita con más veracidad en la tierra que en una página. Dura mucho tiempo ahí. La tierra recuerda lo que dijimos y lo que … Continue reading

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Allegiance to Gratitude

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jun 08 2017) [ A Thanksgiving Address, a gift from the Haudenosaunee to the World. ] Today we have gathered and when we look upon the faces around us we see that the cycles if life continue. We … Continue reading

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Convertirse En Indígena De Un Lugar / Becoming Indigenous To A Place

–por Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Feb 24, 2017) [English below] Voy a sentarme con mi abuela la picea de Sitka para pensar. No soy de aquí, sólo soy una extraña que viene con agradecimiento y respeto y preguntas de cómo es que llegamos a … Continue reading

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Fearless Keepers of Water

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Feb 2, 2017) Being a good mother means teaching your children to care for the world, and so I’ve shown the girls how to grow a garden, how to prune an apple tree. The apple tree leans out … Continue reading

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Finding And Following Our Roots

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jan 12, 2017) I go back to the first, cut an end free, and then duck it under the others, over, under, over, under. I’m separating a single wire in the scaffold that holds up the forest, but … Continue reading

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