Briggs Library is pleased to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.
Native Voices explores the interconnectedness 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.
The public is invited to view this free exhibit while it is on display at Briggs Library April 24—June 5. Information about an opening reception and related program will be forthcoming.
Briggs Library was chosen in a competitive application process as one of 104 grant recipients from across the country to host this exhibit. To learn more and view content from Native Voices, visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.