Fri Jul 6th, 2018
Tags: Alaska Natives, American Library Association, Ignacio Community Library, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Voices, Native Voices Exhibit
Native concepts of health and illness
Ignacio Community Library 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.
As one of 104 grant recipients selected from across the country, Ignacio Community Library will host the traveling exhibition for a six-week loan during July and August “We are so pleased to bring to National Library of Medicine’s fascinating exhibition to Ignacio,” said Marcia Vining, Director of Ignacio Community Library. “We hope the Native People in our community will take pride in the exhibition, and that all visitors will enjoy learning about these powerful concepts.”
Native Voices Exhibit is sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Library of Medicine. An opening celebration is scheduled for July 28, 2018 at 1 pm. Visit www.ignaciolibrary.org for more information.
About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 55,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
About the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.