Ilarion Merculieff

Event Details

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  • Venue: Red Barn Classroom/ Point Reyes National Seashore

This event is part of our ongoing Geography of Hope: Ancestors & the Land Series. Co-presented with Point Reyes National Seashore Association

Ilarion Merculieff will discuss spiritual and practical wisdom from indigenous traditions around the globe, in light of the challenges facing our earth and world today. Ilarion offers the long-view, as a messenger for wisdom keepers from many traditions who follow what is known as the “Original Teachings”. These teachings were given to all people at a time when plants, animals, and humans communicated with each other, and there was no separation between people and all living things. Today, indigenous elders are stepping forward to share what they know and understand about the world, about resilience, and what we need to do to support (not destroy) life and Mother Earth.

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff has more than 40 years experience serving his people, the Unangan (Aleuts) and other indigenous peoples locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a passionate advocate for indigenous rights/wisdom and fostering a harmonious relationship with the Earth. Ilarion is the co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples’ Council for Marine Mammals, the Alaska Forum on the Environment, the International Bering Sea Forum, and the Alaska Oceans Network. He is a strong voice advocating for the meaningful application of traditional knowledge and elder wisdom when dealing with modern day challenges. With clarity of mind, heart and spirit, Ilarion delivers a timeless message that offers insight and meaning today, and for future generations. He is co-author of: Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and the author of Wisdomkeeper: One Man’s Journey to Honor the Untold Story of the Unangan People

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 3 days or less before the event date. Prior to 3 days before an event, there is a $15 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.