Explore the power of ancient Native American stories and discover how they apply in healing ways to contemporary living.

Renda Dionne Madrigal will lead "Coming Alive Through Story," four free workshops starting Friday, June 7, at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 San Gorgonio Ave., Banning, CA.

The sessions are scheduled from 7:30-9 p.m. on June 7, June 14, June 28, and July 12, at the nonprofit center, which saves and shares Southern California's Native American cultures, languages, history, and arts.

These workshops are free and are for adults and older teen-agers; all are welcome. Please RSVP dionner@msn.com.

Madrigal is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Temecula who combines mindfulness and story in her work. Her heritage as Turtle Mountain Chippewa informs her focus on the importance of respect, balance, and connection for well-being.

Her daughter, Isabella Madrigal (Cahuilla/Chippewa), recently wrote, directed, and produced a play performed at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, "Menil and her Heart," which explores the healing powers of Native American stories. The play earned 16-year-old Isabella her gold level in Girl Scouts, the highest achievement level, and a $5,000 grant from Dragon Kim Foundation to continue her work in cultural revitalization through Native storytelling.


  • Starting Friday, June 7th, 2019, repeated every week on Friday until Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Dorothy Ramon Learning Center

127 N. San Gorgonio Ave.
Banning, CA 92220

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