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Wild Wild Left Radio #212 Author & Native America Activist Robin Ladue

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Tonight I am honored to bring you Robin Ladue, whose book "Totems of September" I recently enjoyed thoroughly. Painting with threads of different families lives, she uses the loom of 9/11 to intertwine and tell a broader story of survival, loss and redemption.

Dr. Robin Ladue is a retired clinical psychologist formerly in private practice in Washington. She received her Master's and Doctorate degrees from Washington State University. She has been affiliated with the University of Missouri, Kansas City and with the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Native American Center of Excellence. She is the award winning author of the "Journey Through the Healing Circle" books and video. Dr. LaDue has lectured worldwide on the effects of prenatal exposure and historical trauma in Native American communities as well as the consequences of and treatment for psychological trauma, including traditional Native methods of treatment. She has recently published her first historical novel, Totems of September. She is an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington.

We will be discussing her book, the struggle for justice for Native Americans and her ground breaking work in the field of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome children.

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