Robin Wall Kimmerer wrote this article for Together, With Earth, the Spring 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Robin is the founding director of the Center for native Peoples and the Environment at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Her book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Editions) was published in October 2014.
Published in: TransformationTo stop the age of extinction, nature needs a new pronoun
Calling the natural world ‘it’ absolves us of moral responsibility and opens the door to exploitation.