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Native Voices Exhibit 2017

The traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ concept of Health and Illness opens Dec. 8, and runs through Jan. 13, 2018, at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 North Main St.

Native Voices examines how wellness and illness interconnect with cultural life. Stories drawn from both past and present examine how the determinants of health for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are 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. The exhibition showcases interviews with Native people and interactive media.

The U.S. 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. For more information about this traveling exhibit visit the Native Voices website. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-541-2154.