Milkweed Editions, Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, Department of American Indian Studies, and Department of American Studies Present

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Tue, May 17, 6:00 pm, Doors at 5:00 pm
In-person
Available on-demand May 18-31

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter
Captioning
Robin Wall Kimmerer stands among trees looking up to the side smiling

Featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants 

In Conversation with Dakota author of The Seed Keeper, Diane Wilson.

Join Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, for an evening of conversation about reciprocity, storytelling, and the interconnectedness of all beings. In conversation with Dakota author of The Seed Keeper, Diane Wilson.

Audience Q&A will follow. Books will be available for sale before and after the event.

This event will be captioned and ASL interpreted, with other accessibility services available upon request.

general info

Event Details

  • Ticket holders: If you purchased tickets by 4:00 pm May 16, please check your email for detailed Event Info from northrop@umn.edu.
  • Doors: 5:00 pm
  • General Admission
  • On-demand ticket holders: Please check your email for detailed Event Access Info from northrop@umn.edu. If you registered after 4:00 pm, May 16 please look for the Access link in the details of your receipt. The event will be available Wed, May 18 through Tue, May 31.
  • If you have questions: Contact us at northrop@umn.edu or call the box office at 612-624-2345, Mon-Fri, 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Trippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson is an award-winning Dakota author whose new novel, The Seed Keeper, was published in 2021 by Milkweed Editions. Her memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, won a 2006 Minnesota Book Award and was selected for the 2012 One Minneapolis One Read program. Her nonfiction book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life, received the Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado. Wilson's 2020 middle-grade biography: Ella Cara Deloria: Dakota Language Protector, was an Honor selection for the 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Award. Her essays have been featured in many publications, including We Are Meant to Rise; Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations; and A Good Time for the Truth. She has received numerous grants, including a 2013 Bush Fellowship, and the 2018 AARP/Pollen 50 Over 50 Community Leadership award. Wilson is enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation. She is the former Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of tribes working to reclaim food sovereignty.

Tickets

FREE to U-Card holders
$12 general admission

In-person
On-demand

Books

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
$20 + tax paperback
$35 + tax special anniversary edition

The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson
$16 + tax

 

In Partnership with:

Bell Museum
Circle of Indigenous Nations & Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
College of Biological Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
Office for Equity and Diversity
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
Department of English
Department of Forest Resources
Institute on the Environment
Mellon Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative
Minnesota Transform
Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community
Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Religious Studies Program
The Swain Climate Policy Series
University of Minnesota Libraries