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Food, Language, and Land-based Education in the Catawba Nation



On March 16th, Landecker Democracy Fellow and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren gave a virtual lecture for RISD’s Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies MA program. Roo discussed the Catawba Nation’s language revitalization initiatives, food sovereignty movements, and vision to provide land-based education for tribal youth. Roo is a citizen of Catawba Nation and is a consultant for his tribe on several projects. In 2018, he was named to the “40 Under 40” list by the National Council on American Indian Enterprise Development.

You can learn more about Roo’s lecture and watch the full recording here.

DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This Fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the Fellowship here.