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NATIVE VOICES EXHIBIT: September 1 – November 8, 2015

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” is now on display at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah September 1 through November 8, 2015.

Honoring the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people’s stories in their own words. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives, and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. “Native Voices” presents an inspiring story of endurance, resilience, and self-determination.

RSVP for the exhibit here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609385582662521/

This National Library of Medicine exhibit is hosted and sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.  Special appreciation to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health Sciences and the American Indian Resource Center, University of Utah for guidance and support in planning and publicizing the events for this exhibit.

More information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is located at the University of Utah at 10 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City.  Directions and hours: http://library.med.utah.edu/lib/hours.php.   Questions:  Shelli King, 801-581-7535, shelli.king@utah.edu, or Joan M. Gregory, 801-581-5269, joan.gregory@utah.edu.


NATIVE VOICES LECTURE SERIES AND RELATED EVENTS

UPCOMING LECTURES/DISCUSSIONS/EVENTS   Times/Descriptions/Locations/More Info

Friday, October 23, 2015 — Indigenous Ways of Knowing and the Provision of Health Care

Monday, November 2, 2015 — The Medicine Wheel and Mental Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 — Native Voices Evening Ethics Discussion

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 — Traditional Native American Closing Blessing Ceremony

Thursday, November 5, 2015  — Health Disparities in Native Populations: Closing the Gap

Thursday, November 12, 2015Patient Voices: Focus on Native American Health

ARCHIVED LECTURES

Tuesday September 15, 2015 —  Aspen Trees and Toothaches: Pre-Columbian Healing Practices of North American Indian Indigenous Peoples.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — Cancer in Indian Country, HCI Native American Outreach


TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN BLESSING CEREMONIES

The opening of the National Library of Medicine’s Traveling Exhibit:  Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness was celebrated with a Traditional Native American Blessing Ceremony by Rupert Steele (Confederated Tribes of the Goshute), Traditional Elder, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015.

Please join us for the CLOSING BLESSING CEREMONY:

Traditional Native American Blessing Ceremony

by Rupert Steele (Confederated Tribes of the Goshute), Traditional Elder

As the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness Exhibit continues its Journey to other Libraries, Health Sciences Centers and Communities

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015, NOON

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Main Level


NATIVE VOICES ART GALLERY

Artwork of local Native American artists is on display in the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Art Gallery as the result of a partnership with the American Indian Resource Center and the The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake.   The art will be on display until November 8, 2105.  The following artists are featured:

  • Anthony Shirley, Diné, University of Utah
  • Franci Lynne Taylor, Choctaw, American Indian Resource Center, University of Utah
  • Malama Chun, Maui, Hawaii
  • Radford Cuch, Northern Ute Tribe
  • Sierra Pete, University of Utah

NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL HEALING BIBLIOGRAPHY

Twanna Hodge, MLS, Diversity Resident Librarian, J.Willard Marriott Library, has added a bibliography on Native American Traditional Healing to the Ethnic Studies: American Indian Studies Research Guide.   Check it out!


The exhibit, ceremonies, and presentations are free and open to the public. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is located at the University of Utah at 10 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City.  Directions and hours: http://library.med.utah.edu/lib/hours.php.   Questions:  Shelli King, 801-581-7535, shelli.king@utah.edu, or Joan M. Gregory, 801-581-5269, joan.gregory@utah.edu.

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