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ISM Presents: Mato Topa - Dr. Robert A. Ryan: "Lakota Creation Story: An Oral Tradition"

It is said by my people, “We have always been Here”. We came from the place called today Wind Cave in the sacred He Sapa (Black Hills) of what is now known as South Dakota. Inyan was the source of the creation for the Come hear a Lakota Creation Story told by Mato Topa, Dr. Robert "Bob" Ryan.

ISM Presents: Mato Topa - Dr. Robert A. Ryan: "Lakota Creation Story: An  Oral Tradition"
ISM Presents: Mato Topa - Dr. Robert A. Ryan: "Lakota Creation Story: An  Oral Tradition"

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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About the event

Dr. Ryan will take us on a journey into Lakota Creation Stories and indigenous wisdom. 

 

Dr. Robert A. (Bob) Ryan has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and was given the name Mato Topa (Four Bear) in a tribal naming ceremony. Dr. Ryan is also a Lakota traditional dancer, and was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2005. Dr. Ryan has worked in adolescent and adult outpatient and residential chemical dependency (alcohol and other drugs) treatment programs 1983-2009. He has fourteen years of experience in adolescent residential treatment programs. He is licensed and certified in the mental health and addiction counseling areas. Dr. Ryan was a master addiction counselor, licensed professional counselor, certified chemical dependency counselor, licensed clinical mental health counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor. He is partially retired, teaches Native American Psychology classes (Thought, Values and Healing) at Portland State University 2004-Present, and at Willamette University PNCA 2021-present (Native American Cultural Practices and Naïve American Philosophy).

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    $20.00
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