The Dance of Caring – Book Now Available

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A Caregivers Guide to Harmony

The Dance of Caring BookThe Dance of Caring explores the wisdom of circles through the Native American Hoop Dance, a sacred expression of the beauty and fluidity of life and the interconnectedness we all share. This book is an invitation to caregivers to be expansive in their own being and give care from a place of abundance, strength, and harmony.

Wow! How powerful! This is an outstanding book that can bring inspiration to anyone in a caregiving role.
~ Rhonda Anderson, RN, CNAA, FAAN, CHE
CEO, Cardon Children’s Medical Center

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Film Explores the World of Nursing

Kathy Douglas, nurse and filmmaker, has created an in-depth exploration of the complexity, challenges, sorrows and joys of being a nurse, seen through the voices and lives of nurses today. The film shows what it means to be a nurse in today’s world and the many roles nurses play from the front line to the board-room. The world of healthcare is entering a time of tremendous change and by deepening the understanding of nursing we can assure that the role and value of nursing is well represented in that change. We are striving for a future where policy makers and healthcare leaders are making well informed decisions, where the public has a better understanding of nurses (beyond TV and news perceptions), where nurses are inspired towards excellence and diversity of roles, and where others are inspired to join the profession of nursing.

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deYoung Museum of San Francisco Celebrates Native American Fashion

Eddie Madril and Sara Moncada of Sewam American Indian Dance,  produced and designing a unique event for the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Creating the opportunity to experience the art and beauty of Native fashion in this unique presentation, from traditional outfits to the Native inspired couture fashions of today, this event took visitors on a journey through the art of Native American cultures and how they have influenced us over the centuries. Eddie Madril, artistic director and concept originator, worked in  collaboration with other Native designers, artists, tailors, models and performers for what became an historic event celebrating the de Young Museum of San Francisco’s exhibit celebrating the fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Eddie Madril Recognized as Bay Area Local Hero

Under the majestic ceilings of City Hall, San Francisco said thank you to Eddie Madril by honoring him as a KQED Bay Area Local Hero. Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues, community representatives and community leaders from across the city, including San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Eddie was recognized for his many years of service and contributions to Native American awareness in the bay area. When Ron Rowell, President of the Board of Directors Friendship House spoke to the crowd of Eddie’s contributions, he recognized his years of work strengthening the fiber of the community, Eddie’s tenure as a Board member of the Friendship House, an 80-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that services the Native American community, and his work in schools and universities cultivating curiosity and acceptance of diversity.