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The Seed Keeper: Author Diane Wilson

So the story moves around between the different perspectives of these women, and it doesn't follow a straight chronological timeline. It's more arranged thematically. So but to go furthest back in time would be Marie Blackbird, who who was 14 years old at eighteen sixty two. And she and her mother are the ones who actually sow the seeds into the hands of their skirts. So they bring that story alive. So they represent that traditional relationship with seeds and the land and gardening. - Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson’s newest book The Seed Keeper weaves the stories of four native women living between 1862 and 2002.  It’s a story of awakening, re-connection to the land and and a sort of re-birth in terms of both personal identities and cultural histories.  Wilson joined the morning show to discuss the book, its inspiration and how she hopes the novel influences readers.

We're surrounded every day with so much apocalyptic news about the environment and it's all... It's true. And it's based in in very serious shifts in our climate. But at the same time, we have to remember and nurture that relationship that we have. - Diane Wilson

In addition to being an award winning author, Diane Wilson is the Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of tribes and organizations working to create sovereign food systems for Native people.

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.