Lakota medicine man Gilly Running to visit Miami

Gilly RunningThe Department of Comparative Religion and the Program in American Studies are co-sponsoring a guest speaker for AMS/REL 346, "Issues in the Study of Native American Religions," which is being taught this semester by Sandra Garner, assistant professor of American studies. The speaker is Gilly Running, a Sicangu Lakota (from Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota). Running is a medicine man, singer, and public speaker.

Running will visit AMS/REL 346 on Wednesday, September 30. The class session runs 1:00-2:20 p.m. in 361 Upham. Dr. Garner is opening this session of the class to other interested students and faculty; however, space is limited.

While he is in the area, Running will also conduct a sweat lodge ceremony, to be held in Hamilton on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. A potluck dinner will be shared after the sweat. For the location, contact Sandra Garner.