The Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness exhibition was on display at Virginia Tech, Newman Library from September 16 - October 25, 2016.
The exhibit examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska native, and Native Hawai'ian people. 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. The traveling exhibition 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 Natives veterans.
To learn more: visit the Native Voices home page via the National Library of Medicine, and explore this guide, including our Events page with recordings of our reception and panel events!