Kaleb Garrett is the founder of the Circle. The Circle is a group of Indigenous leaders throughout the state of Connecticut who share the mission to provide care through programming to ultimately enhance the lives of indigenous citizens of the state of Connecticut.
Kaleb started his hand on experience working in the Indigenous Community of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, while working for Foxwoods Resort and Casino in 2007. Since, Kaleb has been an ambassador of Indigenous culture and awareness here in Hartford CT. Kaleb was born and raised in Hartford. His family dates back to Hartford since 1877.
While working on a Federal Indian reservation, he found it evident that Hartford was missing the traditions and vibration of the Native Americans. He found that there are still a great number of Indigenous roots unrecognized in CT, particularly Harford .Kaleb is of mixed heritage. He is African American and Indigenous of a inter tribal group of Nansemond, Haliwa Saponi and Tuscarora and Lumbee tribes, which none are from New England.
Over the years working for various companies in the city of Hartford from major law firms McCarter English and Day Pitney to Non Profits Urban League of Greater Hartford, Hands on Hartford and Connecticut Public Broadcasting, his calling has always been connecting to people in celebration of tradition, customs and beliefs.
In spare time he finds himself teaching individuals how to make Dreamcatchers. Sharing a different perspective to how the Dreamcatcher can be a tool of communication and an ozone layer to atmosphere around them . A passion of his is to have a organization where people can come to and learn the practices of indigenous culture and perform various activities of their living and survival skills. Another passion of his is build a committee to host a Powwow/Harvest celebration in the Capital city to bring unity to cross cultures, Afro Indigenous and all others that are gracious and curious of this lost society.