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'Native Voices' Traveling Exhibition

September 9, 2015
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'Native Voices' Exhibition
Native Voices

Apply to host a traveling exhibition exploring Native Peoples' concepts of health and illness.

Note: The deadline for Native Voices has passed. View current grant opportunities.

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is now accepting applications for Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and IllnessNative Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is 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 opportunity is open to public libraries, academic libraries, tribal libraries, tribal college libraries and special libraries. Libraries serving Native populations are especially invited to apply, and partnerships between libraries and Native-serving organizations are encouraged. The exhibition will tour from February 2016 through June 2020.
 
For full guidelines and to apply online, visit https://apply.ala.org/nativevoices. Applications are due Nov. 6, 2015.
 
Up to 104 selected sites will receive:
  • the traveling exhibition for a six-week loan period; 
  • a $250 programming grant; 
  • training through a required project webinar and online project support materials; and
  • a publicity kit to help with local promotion.
Native Voices requires 35 linear feet of display space and comprises six standing banners, six iPads pre-loaded with video content and six iPad stands. No internet connection is required, but an electrical connection is needed.
 
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness was displayed at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, from 2011 to 2015. To learn more and view content from the exhibition, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices.  
 
About the American Library Association
 
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
 
About the National Library of Medicine
 
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
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