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May 23, 2018

Native Voices Exhibition Coming to Mayo Clinic June 4

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition prepared by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, will visit Rochester, Minnesota:

June 4–July 5, 2018
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Siebens Building SL-104 (Hage Atrium), Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Free and open to the public

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

Exhibition of Native Voices at Mayo Clinic is sponsored by Mayo Clinic's Office of Health Disparities Research, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Celebrate Dakota! Mayo Employee Resource Group and Mayo Clinic Libraries.

June 4 — Opening Celebration
In the spirit of unity with the Dakota and all Native tribes, Mayo Clinic will host an Opening Celebration on Monday, June 4, 5:15–5:45 p.m. on Annenberg Plaza in downtown Rochester. The celebration will feature a Welcome by Sharonne Hayes, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Office of Diversity and Inclusion; a Traditional Native Ceremony with Jerry Dearly, educator for St. Paul Public Schools; a performance by the Ain-Dah-Yung Singers drum group; and a Closing by Lor Lee, director of diversity and inclusion at Mayo Clinic.

June 14 — Presentation on Healing and the Ojibwe Jingle Dress Dance
The Office of Health Disparities Research Native American Research Outreach is pleased to welcome guest speaker Brenda Child, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, who will present "Native Traditions of Healing and the Ojibwe Jingle Dress Dance." The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Noon–1:30 pm
Mayo Building, 16th Floor Lecture Hall
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Child is chair of the Department of American Studies, and president of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Association, at the University of Minnesota.

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