Nature Speaks: Aanii, Our Relationship with Insects and the Plants they Pollinate

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So much of our interactions with the environment have to do with our relationships and our perspectives of the beings within the environment. In Western culture insects are often seen as a nuisance but to the Anishinaabe we see these beings as teachers and ones that deserve just as much respect and reciprocity as other beings. We will discuss the Anishinaabe relationship with insects and try to shift our perspective of these beings and the plants they pollinate. Join me for an enlightening exploration of how altering our perspective can lead to a profound shift in our relationship with nature, influencing positive changes in our interactions with the environment.   

Nimkii Brad Howie is a land teacher, a professor at Niagara College in Canada ecologist, founder of Manoomin Learning, and self-proclaimed friend to all Nature. He is of mixed Polish and Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation ancestry. With a diverse career in education and research he authentically weaves his perspectives to deliver engaging, informative, and fun presentations. Indigenous Ways of Knowing and STEM Consultation (

This program is provided in partnership with the Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission. This program will not be recorded.

Brad will be presenting on Zoom, join us in the library or on Zoom!