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Roo George-Warren


DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren (Catawba Nation) is a consultant for his tribe on a variety of topics including: educational sovereignty, the Catawba Healing to Wellness (drug) Court, food sovereignty and language revitalization. He’s also an in-demand speaker and artist who creates performances and installations that re-affirm indigenous narratives in spaces where those narratives have been erased. Coinciding with the 2016, Roo received an Action Project Grant from Humanity in Action to lead unsettling tours of the Smithsonian’s Presidential Portrait Gallery that recontextualized the legacy of US Presidents through their interactions with indigenous communities. Roo was a 2014 Fellow in Denmark.

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