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Native Voices Traveling Exhibition at UCLA Louise M. Darling-Biomedical Library

LOS ANGELES, CA – A panel presentation and student gatherings highlight the Native Voices traveling exhibition’s tenure at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library from February to April 2015. Professor Felicia Hodge, UCLA Schools of Nursing and Public Health, organized a February 24 panel presentation based on the exhibition’s themes.…

Margaret Hutto and Dylan Raintree, NLM, at Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Healing Our Communities One Story at a Time

BETHESDA, MD – After a long hiatus, the Native Voices Blog is back. We will update you periodically about events surrounding the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit, Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness. We will focus on Native Voices’ traveling exhibit, which greets current visitors in North Dakota, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Hawaii.…

NLM health totem journey – Onondaga blessing

Onondaga NY – The healing totem stop at the Onondaga Nation, located just outside Syracuse, NY, began at their recently built Long House, which is situated by a cemetery and a gathering hall. While waiting for the ceremonies to commence, I met with many of the Onondaga organizers. They were welcoming even though they were…

a group of people stand in front of the totem posing.

Guest blog – Installation of the Healing Totem at NLM

Bethesda, MD (October 2, 2011) – The healing totem was raised in the herb garden in front of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Some clouds and rain did not dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of the people that gathered to bring the healing totem to its final home. The installation included those who traveled…

Guest blog – Arrow Park, NY blessing (day two)

Arrow Park, N.Y.  (October 1, 2011) –  The second day at Arrow Park was as moving as the first. On the second day, the New York City Fire Department (NYFD) planted a memorial tree to honor those lost in the 9-11 attacks. The NYFD does this annually; and urges family and friends to attend the event.…