Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness - Exhibit Guide: Events

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness is a unique exhibition on view at Newman Library from September 16, 2016 through October 25, 2016.

American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month Events

October 10 - November 15, 2016

Event Flyers and Full Listing

Virginia Tech Intercultural Engagement Center

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 at Newman Library

Exhibit-related Events were held at various locationsNewman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061(MAP); Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2 Riverside Circle Suite M140, Roanoke, VA 24016 (MAP); Turfgrass Research Center, 615 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA  24061 - (MAP)

Two events were recorded and are available in VTechWorks, the Virginia Tech Institutional Repository - see recording links below.

Opening Reception
September 16, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Newman Library 2nd Floor Commons
Native Voices Panel Discussion
September 20, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Held concurrently at: Newman Library 1st Floor Multipurpose Room (MAP) & Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (MAP)
Beyond 1492: What the Land Has to Teach for a Sustainable Future
October 10, 2016
4:00-5:00 PM
Indigenous Garden, Turfgrass Research Center, 615 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA  24061
  • From US 460 take Soputhgate Dr. PAST Lane Stadium on left.  Continue past German Club on Right. 
  • (If driving from campus take West Campus Drive all the way to Washington St.  Left on to Washington St. at Traffic Circle, right onto Beamer Way, Left on Southgate Dr.)
  • Immediately after passing under the Pedestrian overpass, which is the Huckleberry Trail, take a RIGHT into the Turfgrass Research Center.
  • Garden site will be on the left.
  • Drivers should park on the shoulders along the road.
Take the Huckleberry Trail from Blacksburg Library and following all the way to Pedestrian Bridge.  Take steps down and cross Southgate.
Contact: Samuel R. Cook, Director, American Indian Studies, Associate Professor, Sociology, Virginia Tech, (540) 231-9596
Description: Take a tour through the Indigenous Garden to learn about traditional uses of the various plants grown there and intercropping techniques from Victoria Ferguson, a Monacan Horticulturalist who directed the original planting of the Monacan portion of the garden.
Sponsors: This event is sponsored by Virginia Tech University Libraries, Virginia Tech American Indian Studies, and Virginia Tech Human Nutrition Foods & Exercise.