Traveling Exhibition – Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness
November 5 - December 20
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, an interactive traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries, is on view at the library from November 5, through Thursday, December 20. This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine explores the interconnections of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
Honoring the native tradition of oral history, the exhibition features personal stories drawn from native people across the country. 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. “We are so pleased to bring to National Library of Medicine’s fascinating exhibition to Eagle River,” said Nan Andrews, Director. “We hope the Native People in our community will take pride in the exhibition, and that all visitors will enjoy learning about these powerful concepts.”
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.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. For information please call the library at 715-479-8070.