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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Going to the Heart of Sustainability with Ilarion Merculieff
Hello, my other self is how Ilarion's people (Aleut) greet each other and this is how he begins his discussion of sustainability. His presentation was hosted by the Kalliopeia Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation that contributes to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life's astounding diversity.
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Indigenous Voices by Ilarion Merculieff (Aleut)
Use of the Term Sustainability by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff
Native Knowing by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)
Womb at the Center of the Universe by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)
Incorporating Indigenous Wisdom into Sustainability Education
Wisdom Fellowship Award 2017 to Ilarion Merculieff