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Header graphic for Arnold Arboretum Director's Lecture Series 2021, Pecan: The Intersection of Biodiversity and Human Diversity. Includes Arnold Arboretum logo and images of the three speakers, James McWilliams, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Tiya Miles.
The Council of Pecans
This is the second of three lectures in the Arnold Arboretum's Director's Lecture Series.

Drawing upon an old family story of how the Pecans fed her Potawatomi ancestors during the desperate times of poverty in Indian Territory, Dr. Kimmerer addresses the ecological and cultural losses of the era of Removal. From a cultural perspective that understood trees as sustainers and teachers, she imagines the lessons that the mast fruiting behavior of Pecans hold for people facing contemporary perils of climate change and social upheaval.

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Mar 1, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Robin Wall Kimmerer
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology @The State University of New York
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. She 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.