is a Sissetion/Wahpeton Oyate Dakota and has lived with his
family on the White Earth reservation for many years.Dennis has worked over 30 years in the chemical dependency field.He has worked as a chemical dependency coordinator on the White Earth Reservation; an alcohol and other drug program coordinator at the Bemidji Area Office of Indian Health Service; a chemical dependency program director at the Minneapolis American Indian Center; and as a planner for the Chemical Dependency Division for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
...10:15 a.m. to noon , Keynote, Dennis Hisgun Dennis
will start the day off with historical background on American Indians
and the serious effects of alcohol in the native communities.He will focus on his personal experiences in working with American Indians in treatment.He
will share the importance of introducing clients back into their culture and spirituality as a tool to long-term recovery.
...Breakout B: "Tips and Techniques to Working with American Indian People," Dennis Hisgun and Denise Estey Lindquist
and Denise will share numerous techniques that are used with treatment planning for American Indians
, including American Indian art, therapeutic games and healing activities.
Join Don and Dennis
in a sweat lodge experience.
...Breakout A: Medicine Wheel, Dennis Hisgun and Don Goodwin
and Don will share the use of the medicine wheel in treatment.
...Dennis Hisgun will moderate a panel for questions and answers about working with American Indians in treatment.