Roo George-Warren

Digital Literacy Instructor, Washington Literacy Center
Washington, DC

HIA Program:

Denmark Denmark 2014


DeLesslin George-Warren grew up with one moccasin in the “city” of Rock Hill, SC and the other in the Catawba Indian Reservation. Today he continues to straddle multiple boundaries as an artist, researcher, activist, and performer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University in May 2014, DeLesslin was a Humanity-in-Action Fellow followed by a return to his reservation to conduct workshops with Catawba youth and oral history interviews with Catawba elders. Since relocating to the District of Columbia he has continued performing, creating, and lecturing throughout the east coast including Nashville, Washington, Baltimore, New York City, Ithaca, and Charleston. Current projects include a truth-telling tour of the Smithsonian's Presidential Portrait Gallery called the Indigenous Corps of Discovery (recipient of a 2016 Humanity-in-Action Senior Fellow Grant), a performance-lecture about the expansive history of the Catawba Indian Nation, and an organization promoting indigenous concepts of peace and conflict-resolution called Indigenous Youth for Peace.

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