Indigenous resilience and literature with Monique Gray Smith

Posted on June 5, 2023

Episode Description

In this episode, Rebecca interviews Monique Gray Smith, an award-winning author and consultant of Cree, Lakota and Scottish descent. They discuss how Monique’s books are used to share Indigenous wisdom, knowledge and hope with people of all ages, including her new book, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults. Monique also shares how her work conveys themes of resilience and reciprocity, particularly the importance of being in reciprocal relationships with the land and living things, as well as her belief that “love is medicine.”


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Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults Teaching Guide: