In Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings Mary Siisip Geniusz makes Anishinaabe botanical information available to healers and educators and emphasizes the Anishinaabe culture that developed the knowledge and practice. Teaching the way she was taught—through stories—Geniusz brings the plants to life with narratives that explain their uses, meaning, and history. Mary Siisip Geniusz is of Cree and Métis descent and an oshkaabewis, a traditionally trained apprentice, of the late Keewaydinoquay.
Our Knowledge is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings is a remarkable book by Wendy Makoons Geniusz, Ojibwe language professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. The book examines the way Euro-western academics have studied and classified traditional Ojibwe botanical knowledge and compares this methodology to the way traditional Ojibwe knowledge keepers maintain these teachings.