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Native Ways of Being and Knowing - With Illarion Merculieff

Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett
38711 Historic Columbia River Highway
Corbett, OR 97019, US (map)

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Native and modern Western ways of being are rooted in different assumptions about the world and our relationship to it. Ilarion was brought up in a traditional way in Alaska, that rooted in him a deep appreciation for Native ways of being, knowing and caring for the earth. He is a co-author of Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning. This presentation and dialogue is free for those staying overnight at Menucha. The cost for commuters is $20. (See URL - Select the eighth item down on the registration menu.

Bio: Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other indigenous peoples—locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. For his entire career, Merculieff has been a passionate advocate for indigenous rights/wisdom, and harmonious relationship with the Earth Mother. He has given keynote addresses at forums such as the National Academy of Sciences. Ilarion was born and raised on St. Paul Island in the middle of the Bering Sea, where he lived for half his life. He was among the last generation of Unangan (Unungan), or Aleut, peoples raised in a traditional way. He now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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