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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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Honorable Harvest

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jan 04 2018) In this season of harvest, our baskets are full, rounded with fragrant apples and heaped with winter squash. So too are the steel shopping carts that clatter across the parking lot, plastic bags whipping in … 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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La Sabiduría de los Nogales / The Wisdom of Pecan Trees

–por Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Sep 30, 2016) [English below] L@s niñ@s, el idioma, las tierras: casi todo nos fue despojado, robado cuando no estabas mirando porque estabas tratando de sobrevivir. En vista de esta pérdida, una cosa que nuestra gente no podía … Continue reading

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Great Medicine For Each Other

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Sep o8, 2016) Hold out your hands and let me lay upon them a sheaf of freshly picked sweetgrass, loose and flowing, like newly washed hair. Golden green and glossy above, the stems are banded with purple and white where they meet … Continue reading

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