Join Indiana Humanities and best-selling author Robin Wall Kimmerer on June 14 for a special INconversation event at the Eiteljorg Museum. Kimmerer is a scientist and award-winning author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants.
In her writings, Kimmerer brings both her scientific knowledge as a botanist and indigenous wisdom as an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation to ask and answer questions about our relationships with the more-than-human world. Through these lenses, she asks readers to envision a more reciprocal relationship with the earth, grounded in listening and learning from the plants that surround us.
The evening will feature a reading followed by a moderated conversation with Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, director of Purdue University’s Native American Educational and Cultural Center. The evening will wrap up with an audience Q&A and book-signing opportunity.
This program is presented by Natalie Clayton, co-founder & broker, Maywright Property Co. The discussion is part of Indiana Humanities’ Unearthed programming, a multiyear initiative encouraging Hoosiers to discover and discuss their relationships with the natural world.
“We’re excited to bring this opportunity to Hoosiers,” said Megan Telligman, director of programs at Indiana Humanities. “Robin Wall Kimmerer’s insights reveal the beautiful complexity of the natural world and help us envision new relationships with the plants and animals that surround us.”
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at INconversationkimmerer.eventbrite.com and the program will also be live streamed. ASL interpretation will be provided.