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Lealtad al agradecimiento

–por Robin Wall Kimmerer  (original post in English: Allegiance to Gratitude) [ Un pronunciamiento de Acción de Gracias, un regalo del pueblo Haudenosaunee al mundo.] Hoy nos hemos reunido y cuando miramos los rostros que nos rodean vemos que los ciclos de … Continue reading

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How Human People Are Only One Manifestation of Intelligence In the Universe.

by Robin Wall Kimmerer [as it appeared in this article from YES! Magazine] The intelligence of plants has long been a theme of literature, philosophy, and Indigenous narrative. Scientific research into the chemical interactions between plant species and other living … Continue reading

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The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

By Robin Wall Kimmerer [As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to … Continue reading

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Returning the Gift

By Robin Wall Kimmerer We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a … Continue reading

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Planting Twin Trees

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Nov 22, 2018) There was a custom in the mid-eighteen hundreds of planting twin trees to celebrate a marriage and the starting of a home. The stance of these two, just ten feet apart, recalls a couple standing … Continue reading

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Advice From Some of Earth’s Oldest Beings

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (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 of … 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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