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Healing in Native American Culture

HealingInNAculture

April 16, 2012

Pat Star Dancer Selinger will be presenting a look at local Native American life in the present day. She is the Thunder Mountain Lenapé Nation Turtle Clan Mother. As such, she has responsibility for the survival, growth, and success of her family clan members. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and worked in the field of social work for 13 years both as a caseworker and as an executive director. She currently works with her husband in their own business. She has served as a spiritual advisor for the Pennsylvania state prisons, as well as several county prisons. She trained chaplains regarding Native American spiritual needs. She also spoke before the House of Representatives regarding Native American prisoners’ spiritual needs. For the last several years, the House of Representatives has congratulated the Thunder Mountain Lenapé Nation for their work in a resolution. She will be discussing how Native American people living in the area continue to practice their ceremonies and culture while living within mainstream society.

Pat uses gemstones as part of a healing modality. She will be bringing and discussing the use of gemstones in healing. She uses the 36 stones and gems of the Medicine Wheel to demonstrate how this can be used in healing. While educated in psychology, her approach to health and wellness comes from the Lenapé tradition, which has been in these woodlands long before the arrive of the European. It is her belief that we heal ourselves. We can use many diverse tools, but it is our work within ourselves that creates the opportunities for health, wealth, and happiness. Her mission is to empower others to find the tools that are right for them and to take their journey.

Her interactive presentation and discussion will be followed by Young Thunder Drum.

Please note this presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue through 8:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Cosponsored by the Student Co-op Association and the Ascension Meditation and Yoga Association.

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