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'Spiritual Practices of American Indigenous' Discussed in Free Event on Tuesday at UCSC

Stan Rushworth, along with Harold Dick Jr., to speak at April 15 event at UCSC.
Stan Rushworth, along with Harold Dick Jr., to speak at April 15 event at UCSC.
The Power of Traditional Spiritual Practices in Surviving Trans-Generational Trauma in the American Indigenous Community, with Stan Rushworth (Tsalagi) and Harold Dick Jr. (Chiricahua Apache), will be presented Tuesday -- April 15 -- at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. UCSC Kresge Seminar Room #159

Indigenous peoples of the United States have suffered a 98 percent population decline over a period of many generations, yet they continue on with a clear identity and strong cultural values, including a persistent sense of connectedness with all living things and a commitment to the larger Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, throughout the Americas.

Rushworth and Dick will talk about a history of our country, from an Indigenous viewpoint, as well as explore the role of cultural traits, such as humor, religion, art and literature, in the continuance of Indigenous Nations.

Rushworth is a Cherokee instructor emeritus of Native American Literature at Cabrillo College, former UCSC Oakes College professor and the author of Sam Woods: American Healing (Station Hill Press, New York, 1992) as well as a new novel Going to Water: The Journal of Beginning Rain (Freedom, Ca, 2013). 

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