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.
More from Roo George-Warren
Theatre Communications Group Announces New Recipients of Global Connections Program
Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren receives On the Road Grant for his work with Annalisa Dias with Sámi Center for Contemporary Art in Norway.
Indigenous Corps of Discovery - Presidential Portrait Expedition
"Indigenous Corps of Discovery - Presidential Portrait Expedition" is an interactive tour of the Smithsonian's Presidential Portrait Gallery that combines the personal and political as Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren acts as a tour guide and artist, recounting US Presidential history through the stories of the Catawba Indian Nation.
On Teaching Native American History Through the Smithsonian’s Presidential Portraits
2014 Copenhagen Senior Fellow Roo George-Warren was interviewed by the online art magazine, Hyperallergic Magazine, on his project: Indigenous Corps of Discovery.
Indigenous Corps of Discovery
Indigenous Corps of Discovery introduced society to the Presidential history of the United States like never before. Through live, truth-telling tours of the Presidential Portrait Gallery at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, people experience the silenced indigenous history of American presidents.
Thank you to our 2016 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2015 US Review and Admissions Committees