Friday, October 14, 2011

"Completing the Circle" Workshop Designed to teach Native American Children in Foster Care

OKLAHOMA CITY -- “Completing the Circle,” a workshop designed for Native American children in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) foster care, will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Camp DaKaNi, 3309 Hefner Road in Oklahoma City.

“Completing the Circle” is a program that helps foster children, their foster and biological families and their tribal families travel a path together toward healing.  The program teaches Native American culture, practices and heritage to Native American foster children in central Oklahoma who are placed in non-Native American foster homes.

In Native American culture, the circle is especially sacred, as it symbolizes the Sun, Moon, and the Earth.  Perhaps more importantly it represents a symbol for the circle of life, which is forever evolving and teaching new lessons.

"'Completing the Circle' helps Native American children in foster care feel good about who they are, where they came from, who their ancestors were, and that they can draw strength through their mind, body and spirit," said Deloris Ferguson, OKDHS Rockwell County Director.

The workshop is free, but registration is required.  Additional information may be found by visiting (link opens in new window) or by phoning (405) 470-6221.
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