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Virtual Community Elder Circle: Indigenous Identities and Healing

Image Credit: “Healing Justice Practitioners in Minneapolis: Photographs by Nina Robinson,” Rolling Stone, June 15, 2020: click here for more.

Louis Alemayhu’s work as poet, educator, counselor, community organizer & environmental activist places spiritual healing energy at the center. He believes that today’s major challenge is to define and reclaim indigeneity for rebirth of the world. Alemayhu invites us to consider “What is Indigeneity?” and “What can we learn from it in this moment as we seek to build something new as a global community?”

This event is free; registration is required. Please email communityarts@artsmia.org to register.

About Louis Alemayhu
A child born on the Southside of Chicago, Louis Alemayehu’s granduncle, a country preacher, predicted he would grow up to be a preacher or a doctor. As a spoken word artist and musician with innovative poetry-jazz ensemble Ancestor Energy, he does offer words and healing to his audiences. Honoring Alemayhu as the first World Work Elder, the Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, recognized these same gifts.