Grand Valley State University Presents Bestselling Author Robin Wall Kimmerer

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
11:15 a.m.
Allendale Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

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Grand Valley State University Presents:

National Best-Selling Author Robin Wall Kimmerer 


We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity, how might we use the gifts and the responsibilities of human people in support of mutual thriving in a time of ecological crisis.


Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling collection of essays Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants as well as Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. Kimmerer is a 2022 MacArthur Fellow. 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.

Robin Wall Kimmerer will be giving her presentation at Grand Valley State University on Wednesday, November 8, at 11:15 am at the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.

Event seating is open to the public. 

The event will be live-streamed at two GVSU Campuses:

Grand Rapids: Loosemore Auditorium (Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton Street)

Allendale: Pere Marquette Room (Russel H. Kirkhof Center, 1 Campus Dr) 

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Registration is not required to attend the live event. 

Check out the event website for this event for further details, as well as great resources and links to explore healing, gratitude, and responsibility.

GVSU Support for this event provided by:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Activation & Accountability Leadership Team (AALT)
  • Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Division of Inclusion & Equity
  • Enrollment Development & Educational Outreach
  • Finance & Administration
  • Native American Advisory Council (NAAC)
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • President's Office
  • Provost's Office
  • Student Affairs
  • University Development
  • University Relations


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Location Information

GVSU Allendale Campus

Kirkhof Center

Grand River Room

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Contact Information

Brooks College

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This event was added to the calendar by Maureen Strand ( on Friday, August 11, 2023 and was last updated on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:28 a.m.