Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff is an Unangan (Unungan), Aleut, raised in a traditional way. Throughout his life, Ilarion has focused on traditional knowledge, wisdom, and spirituality gained from culture bearers around the world, acting as a bridge from the past to those alive today. Close to his heart are issues related to cultural and community wellness, traditional ways of living, elder wisdom, and the environment, particularly climate change. He recently chaired the indigenous knowledge sessions at the Global Summit of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change attended by indigenous representatives from eighty nations. He is founder of the Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Wisdom Fellowship Award 2017 to Ilarion Merculieff
Published on Nov 2, 2017
Honoring his tireless work as a wisdom keeper and leader for his people, Sacred Fire Foundation presented its 2017 Wisdom Fellowship Award to Unangan elder Illarion Merculieff. In this video Ilarion speaks about Indigenous Elder wisdom and its vital importance in modern times.
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