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Braiding Sweetgrass – An Evening with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Muwekma Ohlone Preservation Foundation, in partnership with Peninsula Open Space Trust, is honored to host Indigenous Leader, Author and Scientist Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for a talk centered around the themes of her best-selling book “Braiding Sweetgrass.” A Citizen of the Potawatomi Nation, Dr. Kimmerer writes about the intersections of traditional ecological knowledge and science, and how native traditions and scientific disciplines provide different languages through which we can interpret the world. Integrating the two can provide us with a roadmap for how people can come into relationship and care for the land where they live, honoring the past and planning for a sustainable future.

The event will be opened and closed by Charlene Nijmeh, Chairwoman of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. Charlene will share about a new effort by the Muwekma to form the Muwekma Ohlone Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit whose goals include connecting with and caring for their ancestral lands in the South Bay. A blessing and land acknowledgment will also be delivered by tribal members.

Virtual Event: Sign-up here to participate for free in the online broadcast that will occur simultaneously, or to watch a recording that will be available through midnight, Sunday, June 4th