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Student Diversity and Inclusion to host Indigenous Healing Project

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
April 13, 2017

Texas State University’s Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion will host the Indigenous Healing Project on Thursday, April 20.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. at the LBJ Student Center ballroom. It continues throughout the day at various locations across campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"The Indigenous Healing Project will allow individuals an opportunity to join in taking a stand by acknowledging and reflecting on the experiences of indigenous communities through the reading of testimonials, as well as meditation and journaling," said Stella Silva, associate director of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion.

The event will include indigenous testimonials, held at the Fighting Stallions statue, as well as journaling, planting indigenous plants, meditation and a water documentary, all held at Brazos Hall.

"Here in the U.S., at sites such as Standing Rock and in Texas at the Two Rivers camp, indigenous communities have come together to stand in solidarity and take a stand to protect sacred lands, forests, coral reefs, rivers and oceans," Silva said. "Texas State has a very important role in honoring Indigenous communities, particularly considering that San Marcos Springs is considered one of the oldest consistently inhabited sites in North America, and has sustained life for millennia."

The Indigenous Healing Project is co-sponsored by the LBJ Student Center, Student Involvement, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, Equity and Access, the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, and GADIA.

For more information and a schedule of the day’s events, contact the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion at (512) 245-2278.

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