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Clark College to host exhibit on native health concepts

The Columbian
Published: February 4, 2016, 6:04am

Clark College’s Lewis D. Cannell Library will host a traveling exhibition about native concepts of health and illness from Feb. 9 to March 16. The library was selected as one of 104 grant recipients nationwide to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition that visits U.S. libraries. There is no admission fee.

Native Voices explores the relationship between wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. 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.

• Noon Feb. 9: Opening ceremony with blessing and drummers.

• 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19: Documentary screening in conjunction with One November Morning exhibit hosted by Clark County Historical Museum that tells the story of the Sand Creek massacre.

• 5 to 8 p.m. March 4: Art Walk featuring Cannell Library, Archer Gallery at Clark College and Clark County Historical Museum.

• Noon March 9: Closing ceremony.

To view content from Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, visit www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices.

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