Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness


Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. The traveling exhibit, produced by the National Library of Medicine, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media.
    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; and more.
Exhibit runs through May 14 at the Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE, Minneapolis (U of M East Bank).

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