Native Voices

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness
March 17 – May 31, 2015 at Falk Library

Exhibit sponsored by the National Library of Medicine

Information for our visitors:
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Scaife Hall is located on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Please refer to the links above for location and parking information.

Native Voices is a new travelling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine that is on its first tour at the nation’s Regional Medical Libraries. This exhibit features six panels and two iPads with audiovisual content. To view Native Voices, enter through the Falk Library main entrance (200 Scaife Hall – 2nd floor) and turn left at the Main Desk. Stairs and an elevator will be on your right to access the upper floor lounge where the exhibit is displayed. The exhibit is available to the public during Falk Library’s hours of operation.

Would your group like to plan a visit to the exhibit? Please contact Julia Dahm ( at Falk Library for more information.

About the exhibit:

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Visitors will discover how Native concepts of health and illness are closely tied to the concepts of community, spirit, and the land.

View the online exhibition, in four parts:

  1. Healing Ways
  2. Hōkūle‘a
  3. Healing Totem
  4. Art Gallery

Additional resources:

Interviews: Listen to healing voices across the nation; videos are sorted by theme, name, and region.

Timeline: Native peoples and their healing traditions have histories that extend into the distant past. This timeline presentation highlights key events and themes from antiquity to today.

iPad app: View audiovisual content on your iPad. Requires iOS 7.0 or later.