WALKING BACKWARD INTO THE FUTURE
A CONVERSATION WITH PUEBLO INDIAN ELDER, LARRY LITTLEBIRD AND DR. GREG VALERIO OF THE BRITISH ISLES
7:00 PM | YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL
Niebuhr Hall / Doors open at 6:30 pm
JOIN US for a timely spoken word conversation with Pueblo Indian Elder/Master Storyteller, Larry Littlebird of New Mexico and Dr. Greg Valerio, founder of a Celtic Monastic community on the South Downs of England near the mythic Neolithic Chanctonbury Ring. 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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LARRY LITTLEBIRD (Laguna/Santo Domingo Pueblos) is the founding 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, his experiential land-based curriculum and story legacies and prophecies from his tribal American oral tradition culture.
www.hamaatsa.org / www.listeningground.org
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
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 contemplative retreats on a 320 botanical farm and wild land sanctuary. www.listeningground.org
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