Robin Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will deliver the Claire M. Hubbard First Peoples of the Plains Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.
Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Her talk will examine traditional indigenous approaches to the environment and lessons offered by nature.
“Robin challenges her listeners to rethink their daily actions and personal relationship with nature,” said Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum. “She embodies the spirit of this great lecture series; we are looking forward to her presentation.”
A free public reception will begin at 6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive then to see the exhibition “Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual Borderlands,” which explores Native spirituality through artistic interpretations of place in the Great Plains.
The reception and lecture are presented by the University of Nebraska State Museum, Center for Great Plains Studies and Great Plains Art Museum. The Hubbard Lecture is made possible by contributions from Anne M. Hubbard and the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation.