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Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

Spirit of Eagles by Chholing Taha (Cree Indian) 2010. Courtesy National Library of Medicine.

Spirit of Eagles by Chholing Taha (Cree Indian) 2010. Courtesy National Library of Medicine.

The Bio-Medical Library is pleased to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

The traveling exhibit, produced by the National Library of Medicine, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media.

The exhibit features interviews and works from Native people living on reservations, in tribal villages, and in cities.

Topics include:

  • Native views of land, food, community, earth/nature, and spirituality as they relate to
    Native health;
  • the relationship between traditional healing and Western medicine in Native communities;
  • economic and cultural issues that affect the health of Native communities;
  • efforts by Native communities to improve health conditions;
  • and the role of Native Americans in military service and healing support for returning Native veterans.

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Date/Time

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 4:00pm

Location