A traveling exhibition shaped by Alaska Native health care leaders and culture bearers is coming to Anchorage in June. “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine to share how Native health and culture intertwine with contemporary medicine.
Visitors to the exhibition in Anchorage will find six kiosks loaded with 150 video interviews featuring Elders, healers and others sharing stories about their cultures and practice of medicine. The videos are searchable by key words by interviewee name and by five major themes: Individual, Community, Tradition, Healing and Nature. For more information, visit www.southcentralfoundation.com.
For those who are unable to travel to Anchorage to see the exhibition in person, a free iPad app provides a virtual experience.
To download the free app on iTunes:
1. Go to bit.ly/NativeVoicesExhibition
2. Click on the blue “View in iTunes” button beneath the app logo, and follow instructions.
Exhibition schedule in Anchorage
June 9 thru June 11
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference
June 13 thru Sept. 15
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Oct. 6 thru Nov. 9
Anchorage Native Primary Care Center