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STROUD, OK. — The Sac and Fox National Public Libraryhas been selected in a competitive application process to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. 

The exhibit will be on display through July 1.

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, the Sac and Fox Library will host the traveling exhibition for a six-week loan during its tour of the United States from May 25 to July 1.  The Sac and Fox National Public Library will also receive a $250 programming grant, virtual training and publicity materials.

“We are so pleased to bring the National Library of Medicine’s fascinating exhibition to Stroud,” said Kathy Platt, Library Director. “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: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness was displayed at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, from 2011 to 2015. To learn more and view content from the exhibition, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices

 

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The Sac and Fox National Public Library will host a traveling exhibit called Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness from May 25-July 3.

Put it on your calendar!

We will kick off the display with an Open House at noon on Wednesday, May 25. There will be short speeches, followed by a reception, and then cake, courtesy of the Black and Hawk Health Center.

Hours of the exhibit will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We are so pleased to bring the National Library of Medicine’s fascinating exhibition to the Stroud area,” said Kathy Platt, Library Director. “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.”

The exhibit includes six free-standing graphic banners and six iPads on stands that explore 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.

We applied to have the exhibit held here in a competitive contest. It’s a substantial exhibit as it arrives in three crates, each weighing 480 pounds!

This exhibit ends it tour in 2020 and it will be hosted by 104 different venues, including seven stops in Oklahoma:

  • Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Binger, May 25-July 5, 2016

  • Comanche Nation College, Lawton, July 20-Aug. 31, 2016

  • Rose State College, Midwest City, Sept. 13-Oct. 25, 2018

  • Sam Noble Museum, Norman, Dec. 6-Jan 17-Jan. 17, 2018

  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, Oct. 9-Nov. 20, 2019

  • University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, March 25-May 16, 2020

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness was displayed at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, from 2011 to 2015. To learn more and view content from the exhibition, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices.

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