Angaangaq Lyberth | Monday, 1 September 2008 - Monday, 8 September 2008
In September, Angaangaq Lyberth visited Montpelier, VT. Angaangaq was hosted by the non-profit organization EarthWalk Vermont. Lyberth gave workshops at various public venues and a special presentation at EarthWalk, a nonprofit community promoting nature education.
Angaangaq Lyberth visited Montpelier in 2007, and spoke to the Montpelier Community Justice Center on the "Use of Circles" in conflict resolution. Since his last visit, many people have asked for his return especially those who were not able to attend his previous workshops. Thus, Lyberth is visiting Montpelier again to sew into the lives of the families in the EarthWalk community, with traditional teachings, songs and stories from the Arctic region.
Angaangaq Lyberth is a Native of Greenland and a resident of Canada, and is fondly known as "Uncle" to his acquaintances and friends, clearly understands the effects of climate change and globalization on the northern regions. In this time, when our lives are divided between the global community and our traditional ties with nature, Lyberth provides a wealth of valuable insight that has been passed through the generations of elders in his community. He aims to help young people and their families become effective members of our contemporary society and maintain traditional unity the environment around us. Uncle has addressed audiences in more than 40 countries on a wide range of issues, including the impact of climate change on the indigenous peoples of the arctic region.