Larry Merculieff of the Aleut Tribe in Alaska
Larry has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, and other Alaska Native and indigenous people in a number of capacities locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Most importantly, he was a community leader on St. Paul Island, his home, for almost 35 years. He shares a wonderful spirituallity of the Aleut people in a beautiful You Tube presentation.
He founded and led many groups concerned with the environment and fish and wildlife preservation in Alaska. He also served ont he National Research Council Committee on the Bering Sea Ecosystem and was one of four Native Americans to present at the White House Conference on the Oceans during the Clinton administration.
He was also selected by aleut leaders to be part of a one hour Discovery Channel dovumentary about the history and spritual aspects of Aleuts, which aired in 2001.