QUEST Talk: HEALING with Dr. Darryl Tonemah

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QUEST Talk: HEALING with Dr. Darryl Tonemah

July 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am

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Calling All American Indian Youth!

QUEST TALKS are conversations with American Indian youth and their parents about finding vision and balance in an unbalanced world. QUEST TALKS are for learning, sharing, having FUN, and improving the world we live in. These events are FREE and open to the public. Recommended for grade 7 and up.

This month’s conversation, led by Dr. Darryl Tonemah, will focus on the impact of historical trauma and healing, including how we can create juvenile justice systems that heal. Parents are invited to attend the conversation with your teens at the beginning of the evening. The rest of the night is just for the youth!

Activities will include healing art, powwow sweat (rezrobics! 😀 ), traditional speakers, and a movie. We will also be making a trip over to Corner Post Counseling for an introduction to horse therapy!

This is an overnight event. Meals and snacks will be provided. Youth should be sure to bring pajamas, toothbrush & toothpaste, pillow and/or sleeping bag, and of course your favorite teddy bear. 🙂 SPRC can provide sleeping bags if you need one, just let us know on the registration form.

All youth must be pre-registered to attend. Please fill out and submit the online registration form. This session of QUEST Talks will include a visit to Corner Post Counseling for an introduction to horse therapy. We will have additional release forms at the session that must be signed for youth to participate in the activity.

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Dr. Darryl Tonemah is an American Indian health psychologist and musician of Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora heritage. He was born on the Tuscarosa Reservation in New York, the son of an Indian Health Service worker and a nurse.

Dr. Tonemah has three bachelor’s degrees (Psychology, Sociology and Gerontology), a master’s degree in Community Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Cultural Studies. He is currently the director of the Health Promotion Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education, and works with Native groups across the United States and Canada promoting health and wellness.

He provided behavioral support for National Institutes of Health research on diabetes prevention and lifestyle change among Indian populations, and was named to the American Diabetes Association’s Board of Directors in January 2011.

In addition to his health services work, Tonemah is an award-winning recording artist, having produced five critically acclaimed CDs since 1992. He describes his musical style as “Native Americana.”

This event is sponsored by the Sacred Pipe Resource Center through a grant from the North Dakota Humanities Council.


July 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
July 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am
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