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Opening Reception for Native Voices Exhibition

November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An Opening Reception will be held November 17 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.   Tinker Schuman, an elder in the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe will make a presentation celebrating the importance of “Living A Good Life”.  The celebration will close with a musical program by Bobby “Bullet” St. Germaine, his wife Pamela Nesbit and the Nijii Singers (youth songwriters from Lac Du Flambeau).  Tinker, also known as “Eagle Woman” is a pipe carrier, a healer, a poet, an artist, and is deeply respected with the Ojibwe Nation of Lac du Flambeau.  Bobby “Bullet” is a writer and performer who has been part of the music business for over 50 years. He continues to draw from a life and career filled with uncertainty, joy, love and difficult decisions to create memorable lyrics and heartfelt music.

Native-themed refreshments will be served.  Partial costs for this free event are paid by a grant our generous Friends of the Library, W.O.L.F.

The program is offered as part of Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. The exhibition is on display at Walter E. Olson Memorial Library from November 6 to December 20.

 Native Voices explores the interconnections of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today.

WHEN             1 PM to 5 PM, NOVEMBER 17, 2018


WHO               The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.

CONTACT         For more information about Native Voices and a calendar of related public programs, visit www.olsonlibrary.org or contact Nan Andrews, Library Director, 715-479-8070, [email protected]


November 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Walter E. Olson Memorial Library
203 N. Main St.
Eagle River, WI 54521 United States
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