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Native author to visit Big Cypress Reservation

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer (Photo SUNY)
“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer. (Photo

BIG CYPRESS – The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and Climate Resiliency Program will join Florida Gulf Coast University in hosting national bestselling Indigenous author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on the Big Cypress Reservation on Nov. 16.  A public reading and book signing will be held at the museum’s sculpture garden at 5 p.m. This is a free event.

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 Teachings of Plants.” She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Teaching Professor of environmental biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

In October, Dr. Kimmerer received a prestigious “genius grant” award when she was named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow for her research and writing on the principles of traditional ecological knowledge.

The museum’s address is 34725 West Boundary Rd., Clewiston, FL, 33440. For more information visit and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.