Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00

April 11, 2019, Reception and Book Signing at 5:00 pm, Discussion 5:30 - 6:30, Faculty Conference Room, UMMS.

Join us for a discussion and imagery as Nancy Palker and Stephen Tosi share their remarkable stories of their days working at the Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital.  It was 1973, a time of stress - civil unrest, death threats, and shootouts between the FBI and members of the American Indian Movement, and a time of unforgettable experiences of the resilience of the human spirit.

Magic and Tragic RosebudToday, Rosebud Hospital is a 35-bed comprehensive medical/surgical hospital located in Rosebud, South Dakota. The hospital is the primary source of health care for the Rosebud Sioux     (Sicangu Oyate) tribal members, in and around the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota.

Nancy Palker is retired from Nursing after forty-five years and continues to advocate for the betterment of Rosebud’s health care system.  Dr. Stephen Tosi has served the Healthcare System as Chief Physician Executive and President of the UMassMemorial Medical Group since 2013.  He is an Associate Professor of Urology at UMMS.

Magic and Tragic Rosebud was nominated for a Midwest Independent Publishers Association medal for excellence in memoir writing.

Books will be for sale. Any of the author's profit made from book sales will be returned to the people of Rosebud.

Sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library