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Native Voices

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness (exhibit title)

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibit

Opening Reception: October 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs Wednesday, October 11–Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Native Voices, a traveling exhibit, will be at NDSU beginning October 11 and will be available for viewing through November 21. Native Voices was created by the National Library of Medicine and American Library Association and was first unveiled at Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, ND on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Since then, the exhibit has traveled to many communities all over the nation, further exploring the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives.

The exhibit contains six different panels with accompanying iPads to provide viewers multiple ways to engage with the stories told by Indigenous Americans. Viewers will explore topics such as land, food, community, the earth/nature, and spirituality as they relate to Native health and illness and Native stories about the practice of healing.

The panels and accompanying iPads will be set up for display in the Memorial Union Gallery. In addition to the exhibit, NDSU Libraries will be sponsoring events that will connect these topics to our local community.

Events

October 17: Opening Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Memorial Union Gallery)

October 23: Essence of Healing Screening, 12:00 p.m. (Century Theater)

  • This documentary follows the journeys of fourteen American Indian nurses from the Northern Plains as they answer their calling into the nursing profession.

November 6, 2017: Traditional and Medicinal Food Panel, 12:00 p.m. (Library)

  • Moderated by Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Professor of Sociology and Director, Indigenous Tribal Studies

Keep an eye out for announcements about additional events around campus.

For additional information about Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness and the Native Voices Traveling Exhibit, please visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/index.html.

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.

Brittany Boyer, Practicum Student, NDSU Libraries

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Last updated: 10/4/2017