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Common Reading 2022-23: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Immigrants came to these shores bearing a legacy of languages, all to be cherished. But to become native to this place, if we are to survive here, and our neighbors too, our work is to learn to speak the grammar of animacy, so that we might truly be at home.

Braiding Sweetgrass, Learning the Grammar of Animacy (p.58).

Writing and telling stories

Storytelling is a skill that can come in handy in professional and social settings. Storytelling has shaped human history and can be done in various ways, from oral traditions in cultures across the globe to updated media like Virtual Reality narratives.

Telling stories for wellness

This book helps us identify stories we might tell ourselves and learn to reframe them for our own wellness and empowerment.

This next book uses stories and cultural knowledge to explore healing and wellness in Indigenous communities.

Telling stories in your career

Below are a few selected titles to show how storytelling can be used for professional purposes.

Can you think of new ways you want to tell stories?

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Indigenous Stories

Kalapuya Stories

Stories from our Children's Collection

These stories are for children and adults alike.