Friday, May 22, 2009

Wellbriety Journey Travels to Sherman

The Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness is coming to Sherman Indian School in Riverside on May 26.
On May 16, White  Bison began a 40-day, 6,800-mile cross-country journey to present and former Indian School sites. 
The goal is to promote awareness, dialogue and forgiveness among Native peoples for the historical trauma of the Indian Boarding School Era which began in 1879.

Learn about the Journey from White Bison President Don Coyhis:

The Program Details at Sherman Indian School:
When: Tuesday, May 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 9010 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA
9-9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony, including Opening Prayer by Allen Saul CADC II (Quechan Fort Yuma)
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview, Richard Hanks, PhD, professor, California Indian History
10 a.m. Overview of Wellbriety Movement and Forgiveness Journey by Don Coyhis (Mohican Nation), President of White Bison, Inc.
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Sherman Indian School Slide Show
Ernest H. Siva will read from the Dorothy Ramon Library
11 a.m. Richard Hanks introduces local panel to share history, memories, stories, trauma, and grief. The impact that Sherman Indian School has made at the community.
noon Lunch
1 p.m. Speakers, memories continue.
2 p.m. Healing ceremony.
Closing ceremonies, including closing prayer by Ernest H. Siva.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sherman Museum open
For information contact Sue Frank 951.845.3606
To see historic photos from the museum, go here.

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