Native Voices Interactive Exhibition & Events this Fall

Native VoicesCCHE would like to alert you to an interactive exhibition on view September 14-October 22, 2018 at the Verona Public Library ~

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, is an interactive traveling exhibition to US 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.

Related Program Series at the Verona Library:

  • Wednesday September 19, 6:30-7:30pm Opening Reception
    Lifting from the Center: Health and Culture in Indigenous Communities
    Tim Frandy, PhD, Western Kentucky University
  • Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-7:30pm
    Author Louis V. Clark III: 21st Century Indian
  • Monday, October 15, 6:30-7:30pm
    Author Misty Cook: Native American Medicine

More information about each of these offerings is available here: Native Voices Verona Library flyer (PDF)

The Verona Library is located at 500 Silent Street Verona, WI 53593.
The library may be contacted via vpl@ci.verona.wi.us and (608) 845-7180

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.  The Verona Public Library is the only library in southern Wisconsin selected to host the exhibition.