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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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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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