Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness - Opening Ceremony
This is the opening ceremony for the Native Voices exhibit.
The exhibit examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska native, and Native Hawai'ian people. The traveling exhibition, produced by the National Library of Medicine, features interviews and works from native people living on reservations, in tribal villages, and in cities. 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; efforts by Native communities to improve health conditions; and the role of Native Americans in military service and healing support for returning Natives veterans.