Highlights from the Opening Day festivities.
Listen to the director of the National Library of Medicine introduce Native Voices. Watch an overview of the exhibition that demonstrates how Native peoples of the United States today enhance their wellness through both traditional and Western healing practices.
Watch interviews with Native people telling how the wellness of individuals and communities has been affected by epidemics, government policies, and the inhibition of Native culture. Hear contemporary stories of renaissance, recovery, and self-determination.
Health, illness, and cultural life form unique, interconnected relationships in the lives of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Learn more about these connections by exploring our exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.
Native Peoples’ healing traditions have rich histories that extend into the distant past. This timeline highlights key events and themes, from antiquity to the present, to help us understand the importance of some of these ongoing traditions.