Green Festival Speakers

David Grimes


Grimes is a gypsy minstrel, bardic trickster and wandering fool. He has howled with wolves, run from bears and collaborated with killer whales. One of the primary citizen activists and artists in the wake of the 1989 Exxon oil spill in his home of Prince William Sound, Grimes is an adopted member of Alaska's Eyak Indian nation. His Eyak name, given by Chief Marie Smith Jones, last speaker of the Eyak language, is YaxadiliSayaxinh, which means The Thinker or literally, He who causes his mind to involuntarily roam in an indeterminate direction.