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Senior University cours instructor James Reidy.

The Winona State University Retiree Center will offer the non-credit course “Following the Lakota Way of Life” as part of Senior University 2016.

The class will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 17 through Sept. 21.

Instructor James Reidy will discuss the role that relationships, star knowledge, symbols, songs, plants, animals and ceremonies play in the development of the Lakota Way of Life or Lakhol Wichohan. Participants will learn the importance of Lakota culture being developed from the leisure activity of observing the night sky and will also come to understand the “mirroring” concept that assists the Lakota in following their way of life.

Registration is $40 and can be found online.

Senior University is open to all people of retirement age in the Winona community. The program is a series of non-credit short courses that are peer-led by WSU faculty, retirees and community members. The goal is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth for lifelong learners. Courses cover events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry and literature.

For more information contact the WSU Retiree Center at 507-457-5565 or visit the center website at