Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, is a traveling exhibition examining health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. The exhibit explores the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews, artwork and interactive media.
Native Voices also demonstrates how native people throughout the United States enhance their wellness through traditional and western healing practices.
The Chickasaw Nation was one of four locations throughout the United States chosen to host this traveling exhibition. The other three traveling exhibitions showcased in North Dakota, Hawaii and Alaska.
A permanent version of the exhibit is on display at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, M.D.
The Native Voices exhibit will be on display at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios in Sulphur, Oklahoma beginning Aug. 27 and running through Oct. 24. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call the ARTesian Gallery & Studios at (580) 622-8040, visit www.chickasaw.net/nativevoices.
Last Updated: 10/20/2014