Informing our understanding of conservation, biodiversity and natural sciences through Indigenous literature.

You're invited

Do you want to learn more about Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge?

We invite you to join our inaugural virtual book club where we will explore Indigenous ecological knowledges and how they can inform and expand our understanding of conservation, biodiversity and natural sciences.

How it works

In an online ‘lunch and learn’ format, we will discuss these topics by reading and discussing Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer in five sections starting June 1 (~one section every three weeks; some dates may be subject to change).

  • June 1 - check in and introductions
  • June 22 - section 1 - Planting Sweetgrass
  • July 13 - section 2 - Tending Sweetgrass
  • August 3 - section 3 - Picking Sweetgrass
  • August 24 Section 4 - Braiding Sweetgrass
  • September 14 - section 5 - Burning Sweetgrass

Register today

Don't miss this opportunity to join us - register here.

Get the book

Ask at your local bookstore, purchase it online at the Indigenous-owned or from the author's website.

Added bonus

Everyone who attends a book club meeting will be entered into a draw for one of two $50 gift cards to the Indigenous-owned

Project Lead

Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve Association

Learn More

Have questions?

Email Bob Montgomery, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator


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