Reed Library selected to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

The traveling exhibition, created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), will be exhibited from Oct. 9, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020. The interactive exhibition examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians and features interviews with more than one hundred tribal leaders, healers, physicians, educators, and others. Through a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), the exhibition has been traveling to libraries throughout the United States. We are thrilled to bring the exhibition to Fort Lewis College and to hopefully broaden people’s perspectives about this fascinating topic. Reed Library was chosen to host the exhibition through a competitive application process; as part of the award, we received a small grant to host a public opening showcasing Fort Lewis College’s Registered Student Organizations, students, faculty and staff from academic as well as health and wellness departments, and songs by a student-led drum group. The opening begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at John F. Reed Library with a welcome to the exhibition. We would be honored if you would attend. To learn more and view content from the exhibition, visit

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