photo courtesy of the artist


MELT Reading Group

Jill Sigman

7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 2, 2018
  • The location of this event is TBA. Stay tuned for updates!

Braiding Sweetgrass

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass Kimmerer intertwines her two modes of awareness to ultimately reveal a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. She takes “us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons— even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.


  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer



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Jill Sigman

Jill Sigman is a movement artist and agent of change who choreographs with human bodies, plants, and other materials.  Her work exists at the intersection of dance, visual art, and social practice. Working with things we cast off such as “garbag...