Master Lecture Series: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • 12:00 AM8:00 PM


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Join Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer as she reflects on the Honorable Harvest—a covenant of reciprocity between humans and the land. Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and author of the widely acclaimed Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. She explains in Braiding Sweetgrass: “The Honorable Harvest asks us to give back, in reciprocity, for what we have been given. Reciprocity helps resolve the moral tension of taking a life by giving in return something of value that sustains the ones who sustain us. One of our responsibilities as human people is to find ways to enter into reciprocity with the more-than-human world. We can do it through gratitude, through ceremony, through land stewardship, science, art, and in everyday acts of practical reverence.”

Braiding Sweetgrass will be for sale in the DeVos-Keeler Gift Shop. A book signing with the author will immediately follow the lecture.

This annual lecture is made possible by the Wege Foundation. Captioning service will be provided for the lecture. Please direct questions to Eve Boyer: or 616-975-3145.

Admission to attend the onsite lecture is free.

Seating is at capacity, this lecture will be livestreamed at and available for viewing until 11/21/23. Join the waitlist here.