Wisdom Keeper: One Man's Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People

Wisdom Keeper One Man s Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People Ilarion Merculieff weaves the remarkable strands of his life and culture into a fascinating account that begins with his traditional Unangan Aleut upbringing on a remote island in the Bering Sea thro

  • Title: Wisdom Keeper: One Man's Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People
  • Author: Ilarion Merculieff
  • ISBN: 9781623170493
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ilarion Merculieff weaves the remarkable strands of his life and culture into a fascinating account that begins with his traditional Unangan Aleut upbringing on a remote island in the Bering Sea, through his immersion in both the Russian Orthodox Church and his tribe s holistic spiritual beliefs He recounts his developing consciousness and call to leadership, and descriIlarion Merculieff weaves the remarkable strands of his life and culture into a fascinating account that begins with his traditional Unangan Aleut upbringing on a remote island in the Bering Sea, through his immersion in both the Russian Orthodox Church and his tribe s holistic spiritual beliefs He recounts his developing consciousness and call to leadership, and describes his work of the past thirty years bringing together Western science and Indigenous peoples traditional knowledge and wisdom to address the most pressing issues of our time Tracing the extraordinary history of his ancestors who mummified their dead in a way very similar to the Egyptians, constructed one of the most sophisticated high seas kayaks in the world, and densely populated shorelines in North America for ten thousand years Merculieff describes the rich traditions of spirituality, art, dance, music, storytelling, science, and technology that enabled them to survive their harsh conditions The Unangan people of the Aleutian Islands endured slavery at the hands of the U.S government and were placed in an internment camp during WWII, where they suffered malnutrition and disease that decimated 10 percent of their population Merculieff movingly describes how the compassion of Indigenous Elders has guided him in his work and life, which has been rife with struggle and hardship He explains that environmental degradation, the extinction of species, pollution, war, and failing public institutions are all reflections of our relationships with ourselves In order to deal with these critical challenges, he argues, we must reenter the chaos of the natural world, rediscover our balance of the masculine and the sacred feminine, and heal ourselves Then, perhaps, we can heal the world.

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    1 thought on “Wisdom Keeper: One Man's Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People”

    1. I was oddly disappointed in this book. I assumed by the title that the authors journey was going to be very different to what was portrayed and instead I felt the author patted himself on the back throughout for his achievements. I expected to learn more about the Unangan People and their culture and didn't.

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