Infusing Indigenous Wisdom; Pathways to a Deeper Awareness


Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
5135 NE Columbia Blvd.ortland, OR, 97218




The program consists of five (5), 1 1/2 hours long workshops, facilitated by Aleut Elder Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff designed to address the question: when we attempt to problem solve are we addressing the consciousness that caused the problemin the first place?  Our approach is to develop understandings based on indigenous perspectives, explore paths for moving forward together. Please see Ilarion’s 3 1/2 minute video, Are we Asking the Right Questions?



Workshop’s Name, Date, Time & Format:

       1)  Opening and The Earth is Alive
               September 23 from 10:00am - noon
               Talking Circle

        Buffet Lunch 

        2)  Guiding Principles
               September 23 from 1:30 to 3:00
               Talking Circle

        3)  Youth Leadership
               September 23 from 3:30 to 5:00
               Panel Discussion

        Buffet Dinner 

        4)  Indigenous Wisdom
               September 23 from 7:00 to 8:30
               Panel Discussion

        5)  The Pathways to Becoming Real Human Beings and Closing
               September 24 from 1:00 to 3:00
               Pairs, Small Groups, and Whole Group Discussions

Admission is free with a suggested donation of $100 from attendees.  We are asking those who support our cause and the approach we are taking to be generous in supporting this work as all revenues that exceed expenses will be donated to the Tribes and organizations represented on the Panels.

To register for any or all sessions CLICK HERE