Why did I love this book?
This is a lovingly written and indispensable archive of Native natural wisdom. Every chapter is a revelation, explaining why we need to reject an either/or mindset and embrace a both/and vision that braids analysis and emotion, utility and beauty, modern science with ancient wisdom. Kimmerer is a Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She brings these two seemingly opposed roles together in this eye-opening series of accounts of what nature and, in particular, the sweetgrass plant, can teach us about collaboration, healing, and survival, about what we really have to be thankful for.