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"Good Way" talk Scheduled at UTTC
8 April 2008

BISMARCK (UTN) A former church pastor who once took part in a radical American Indian protest is scheduled for an upcoming presentation at United Tribes Technical College.

      Richard Twiss will present the talk "To Live in a Good Way" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11in the Healing Room of the Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center. The campus community and public are invited.

Richard Twiss
Richard Twiss

      Twiss is the co-founder and president of Wiconi International (www.wiconi.com/), Vancouver, WA. He and his wife Katherine (both Rosebud Lakota) are involved in modern Christian missions that respect and embrace American Indian cultural realities.

      "First Nations people know what it means to suffer the loss of land, dignity, self-respect, life, and a way of living," writes Twiss. "Sadly this has become an everyday reality. We hope to inspire people with a fresh vision about the possibilities that exist for living 'in a good way.'"

      Twiss has been a national conference speaker for Promise Keepers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He has appeared on the "Focus on the Family" radio program, 700 Club, TBN and numerous other TV and radio programs.

      His book, One Church Many Tribes - Serving Jesus the Way God Made You (Regal Books) describes a fresh Biblical vision for Native people.

      In 1972, Twiss participated in the American Indian Movement occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Building, in Washington, D.C.

      He is a founding board member of the North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies and the Indigenous Christian Alliance. He is a member of the International Reconciliation Coalition, Mission America National Committee and serves as a North American leader of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People Movement.

      At United Tribes, Twiss will present his unique view of the internal cultural, social and spiritual struggles of Native American people.

      Members of the United Tribes Board of Directors have been invited to attend, along with Governor John Hoeven and the staff of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission.

      For more information contact Scott Davis 701-255-3285 x 1454, sdavis@uttc.edu.


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