What Native American traditions can teach us about life and climate change. There’s no doubt about it: climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the modern age. But as the greatest modern minds search for the solution, Robin Wall Kimmerer posits that we should turn to an older source of wisdom: the traditional teachings of indigenous peoples. Because Native American tribes followed sustainable living practices long before we attempted to implement them, the author posits that we can learn a great deal from their traditions. Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) is an anthology of everything the author has learned through her experiences with indigenous tribes.