Wisdom Weavers, 2017 in Kauai, HI
Courtesy of Ilarion Merculieff

Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways

Anchorage, AK

The Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways (GCILL) is a platform for educating and informing people about Indigenous ways of knowing, wisdom for modern times, and spirituality that raises human consciousness and harmonious relationship with Mother Earth.

Having had a traditional upbringing, Ilarion Merculieff, founder of GCILL, has been, and continues to be, a strong voice and activist calling for the meaningful application of traditional knowledge and wisdom for the resolution of modern-day challenges. His work focuses on Earth healing, education, and the sacred, creative power of women.

Featured Media

Dr. Apela Colorado of the World Indigenous Science Network meets with Zhaparkul Raimbekov, a snow leopard shaman from Kyrgystan, and Lys Kruper, an elder with the Khomani San Bushmen of South Africa, during a gathering of indigenous elders on the Hawaiian iisland of Kaua`i, Nov 2, 2017.

“Listen to Your Heart”: Indigenous Elders Channel Tough Love in Earth Day Film

The film “Wisdom Weavers of the World” documents a gathering of elders in 2017, organized by Alaskan Unangan leader Ilarion “Kuuyux” Merculieff.

This project is fiscally sponsored by WILD Foundation.