Circle of Healing: Traditional Storytelling, Part One

Benson, LouAnn
September 2003
Arctic Anthropology;2003, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p9
Academic Journal
Part I. Focuses on the therapeutic value of traditional storytelling in native Alaska. Factual background on the Circle of Healing Program at the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska; Social conditions of Alaska Natives; Desire for community ownership of oral traditions.


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