John Grim is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University. He teaches courses in Native American and Indigenous religions and World religions and ecology. He has undertaken field work with the Crow/Apsaalooke people of Montana and Salish people of Washington state. His published works include: The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians and a co-edited volume: Worldviews and Ecology, as well as numerous other works. He co-directed a 10 conference series and book project at Harvard on “World Religions and Ecology,” He is co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.