ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University graduate Dr. Darryl Tonemah
will host a cultural competency workshop at the university on Wednesday, March 13.
Tonemah, who has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and cultural studies, was NSU’s 1988 Gypsy Days marshal. While on campus, he will meet with NSU students, staff and administration as follows:
• 10 a.m.-noon: cultural sensitivity training with NSU Student Affairs
• Noon-1 p.m.: meeting with administration
• 3 and 4 p.m.: student leaders workshops (two sessions, in Centennial rooms E and F)
Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora) is an active advocate for American Indian affairs. He sits on numerous state and national boards addressing disparities in education and health care among the Native community. He also recently joined the Stephen Covey group as a trainer for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
Because of Tonemah’s accomplishments and ties to the university, NSU Multicultural Affairs and the Student Affairs Professional Development Committee identified him as a perfect fit to help staff capitalize on existing strengths and address challenge areas to better serve current students and prepare for American Indian student growth.
An actor and award-winning recording artist, Tonemah will also put on a concert at 7 p.m. at Aberdeen’s Red Rooster Coffee House.
Tonemah lives in New York with his wife and three children. Funding for the training and workshops is provided by the College Access Challenge Grant.
For more information on Tonemah, visit www.tonemah.com
. For more information on his NSU visit, contact Student Affairs at 605-626-2530.