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Saturday, October 22 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Dancing in the Ashes: Radical Grieving for Hard Times | Council

We face the extreme loss of species, cultures, and languages, an increased gap between social classes, and continue to push Mother Earth’s life-support systems to the brink. We experience unprecedented grief and loss in our everyday lives. Simultaneously, we are being called to act now. What is the relationship between grief and action? How do we grieve, alone and together? What is lost when we do not? What is gained when we do? When is enough enough? With: Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut traditional messenger; Sharon Shay Sloan, council trainer and community steward.


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Ilarion Merculieff

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff (Aleut) has over 35 years' experience serving his people and other indigenous peoples internationally. The first Native commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development, he chaired the Indigenous Knowledge sessions of the Global Summit of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, and co-founded several organizations including the Indigenous Peoples' Council for Marine Mammals. He has received... Read More →
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Sharon Shay Sloan

Sharon Shay Sloan is Director of the Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas program for The WILD Foundation; a certified council trainer with the Center for Council (Ojai Foundation); and co-editor of Protecting Wild Nature on Native Lands. She has been involved with Bioneers since 2001, currently supporting the Community of Mentors and Youth Programs, and coordinating and convening the Council tent.

Saturday October 22, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Council Circle