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Native American family therapist Terry Tafoya to discuss "Healing Across Cultures"

In Oct. 20 appearance at Augsburg College

Sept. 18 1998

Dr. Terry Tafoya, a Native American family therapist from Seattle, Wash., will make a free public appearance at Augsburg College on Oct. 20 to discuss "Healing Across Cultures."

In his presentation, Tafoya, a Taos Pueblo and Warm Springs Indian who has been trained as a traditional Native American storyteller, will focus on enhancing cross-cultural communication and on positive approaches to building community. He will use storytelling, slides and humor in the presentation, which will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Augsburg's Hoversten Chapel, located at 625 - 22nd Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Tafoya has used American Indian ritual and ceremony in his work as a family therapist while serving as a member of the University of Washington School of Medicine's clinical faculty and senior staff.

Internationally renowned, in 1984 Tafoya was recognized for his work in mental health by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has presented over a thousand keynotes, lecures, and workshops throughout the world and has an extensive list of publications.

Tafoya's appearance is sponsored by Augsburg's Center for Counseling and Health Promotion, American Indian Studies Department, the American Indian Student Services Program and Diversity Committee.