Braiding Sweet Grass

Mount Holyoke College’s Common Read for 2022-2023 will be “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book, published in 2013, centers Indigenous knowledge as an alternative or complementary approach to mainstream scientific methodologies. For more information about this year’s Common Read and the selection process as well as how the choice ties into the goals of the College.


Events and discussions will take place throughout the academic year and LITS has compiled a reading guide to use as you read “Braiding Sweetgrass.”


To learn more about the College’s Common Read program and past selections.

Considering Indigeneity

Tue, Jan 31, 2023 11pm to 5pm

Throughout history, the conceptual boundaries of Indigeneity have been predominantly shaped, broadened, and constrained by settler colonialism, imperialism, and white supremacy. Rather than an...

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