Episode 70 - Dr. David Patterson, Silver Wolf (Adelv unegv Waya): Promoting Wellness and Challenging Cultural Narratives in Native American Communities

Monday, May 02, 2011, 8:19:00 AM

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In this episode, Dr. David Patterson describes the Three Sisters and other core ideas that informed the creation and evolution of the Native American Center for Wellness Research. This discussion explores how the Center builds programs that enhance the educational experiences of Native American students, researches and promotes Native American wellness, and collaborates in peace and social justice ceremonies in the community.

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Average Rating: 5stars  inspiring, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

By Katinka Sloan :

Dr. Pattersons story of his life was very inspiring. I am a Native American in college and found myself ready and wanting to quit at times but have found and had the support and motivation to stay here and work toward getting my degree. Dr. Pattersons quote "you dont have to be smart to be successful in college, all you need is support and motivation" is so true and really hit home for me.

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Average Rating: 4stars  my review, Tuesday, January 17, 2012

By Charmaine Laughing :

I am a part of the few Native American student from my entire graduating class that applied for college, got accepted, enrolled int the of Fall 2011, and I'm still in college. This is a huge accomplishment for me when I think about all my dreams for my future. Listening to this podcast the part about "Keeping the Promises," reeled me in. My mother is a single parent raising my brothers and I, so my tribe is providing financial aid to me. It's so important to me for me to earn excellent grades so I don't have to put any other hardships on my mother, this is my promise.

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