WALKING BACKWARD INTO THE FUTURE
A CONVERSATION WITH DR. GREG VALERIO OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND PUEBLO INDIAN ELDER, LARRY LITTLEBIRD
7:00 PM | ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Doors open at 6:30 pm
LISTENING GROUND presents a spoken word conversation with Dr. Greg Valerio, founder of a Celtic Monastic community on the South Downs of England near the mythic Neolithic Chanctonbury Ring and Pueblo Indian Elder/Master Storyteller, Larry Littlebird. Exchanging stories rooted in the ancient wisdom traditions of the indigenous Celtic people and tribal American Indians they illuminate historical layers of racial injustice, settler colonialism and climate disruption. Set apart by land, water and time, they offer a fresh look into our human connections, one to another and to God as Origin. Embarking on this migratory journey of healing and forgiveness, they ask us to join them in charting a way toward peace, justice and reconciliation.
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DR. GREG VALERIO is the Spiritual Director of Society of St. Columba, a monastic community on the South Coast of England. Greg has an MA in Celtic Christianity and is an international speaker in the New Monasticism movement. In 2016, Greg was honored with an MBE (a British honor given to a person by the Queen for their achievement in community service) for his humanitarian work in fair-trade gold mining in Africa and South American.
www.st-columba.com / www.gregvalerio.com
LARRY LITTLEBIRD (Laguna/Santo Domingo Pueblos) is the found director and spiritual elder of Hamaatsa, an indigenous continuum and contemplative retreat center in New Mexico. A master storyteller and inspirational presenter, Littlebird shares precepts from Learning to Listen an experiential land-based curriculum he developed and story legacies and prophecies from his tribal American oral tradition culture.
www.hamaatsa.org / www.listeningground.org
DEBORAH LITTLEBIRD is the producer/creative director for Walking Backward into the Future and the Slow Story project on Listening Ground. Also an herbalist, organic farmer and natural foods chef, Deborah shares her passion for food as medicine. She is the co-founder of Hamaatsa, an indigenous land continuum and spiritual retreat center where she facilitates story camps and spiritual retreats on a 320 botanical farm and wild land sanctuary. www.listeningground.org
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