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Lakota Nation storyteller and musician Will Peters will be on stage in Casper March 26

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Will Peters

From a UW-Casper press release:

The Division of Social Work through the University of Wyoming at Casper and Casper College’s Addictionology Program will host “Walking in Two Worlds,” a talk by Lakota Nation citizen Will Peters, on March 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in Strausner Hall 217 on the Casper College campus.

This free event will explore the “Lakota philosophy on family, the roles of men and women, and issues pertaining to suicide within the Lakota Nation in the post colonial world,” said Diana Quealy-Berge, department chairperson of the Casper College addictionology program.

In addition to teaching Lakota culture and language at Pine Ridge High School, Peters is a singer/songwriter of contemporary Native American music. He and his son won a Native American Music Award (NAMY) for their first CD, “Reservation Nights.” A second CD, “Chilling Rez Style,” was released last year. Peters is a skilled storyteller and musician who shares experiences pertaining to Lakota history, culture, tradition, and life.

For more information, contact Kari Velzke, assistant lecturer of social work at UW-Casper, at (307) 268-2848, or email kvelzke@uwyo.edu.

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