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Saturday, October 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Act Now, Before It Is Too Late: Messages from Indigenous Elders | Council

As Traditional Messenger for the Unungan (Aleut) People, Ilarion Merculieff is tasked to share messages from Indigenous elders with the wider world, and to be a bridge from ancient into modern times. This session will focus on timely messages about what needs to be done now, as Mother Earth's life support systems are being pushed to the edge. Elders all over the world are calling us to act and to act now. This means everything we do is relevant, inside and out. How do we reconcile this with everyday life? What is relevant action, now? With: Ilarion Merculieff; Sharon Shay Sloan, council trainer and community steward. Note: This is not a standard council-style session.


Workshop Speakers
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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 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Council Circle