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Native Voices (SE): The Exhibition

This guides supports the Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness grant. The Native Voices traveling exhibition will be at Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus from August 21 to September 27, 2017.

About the Exhibit

The Native Voices traveling exhibition 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 more than 100 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 U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries. The Judith J. Carrier Library at Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus will display the exhibition from August 21 to September 27, 2017. All members of the public are welcome to attend for free during library hours.

Judith J. Carrier Library
Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
2100 Southeast Parkway
Arlington, TX 76018

If you have questions, please call the Reference Desk at 817-515-3084. 

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Event Schedule

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness Exhibition         
Date: August 21 to September 27
Time: all day during library hours

Visit the Judith J. Carrier Library to view Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Learn how Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians view health and its connection to community, the land and spirit. 

Raptors of North Texas 
Date: Sept. 5
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
 Library Classroom, ESED 1212
Please join the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center for a presentation with their education birds about raptors' adaptations to hunt and exist in woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. Their mission is to rehabilitate birds of prey and to educate the public about the importance of these birds and their place in the environment.  

Peyote and the Politics of Identity: Race and Religion in the Formation of the Native American Church 
Date: Sept. 19
Time: 8:30-9:50 a.m.
Building/Room: Library Classroom, ESED 1212
Lisa Barnett, Ph.D., Texas Christian University, will present on the issues surrounding the controversy over the use of peyote as a part of American Indian religious ceremonies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Film Discussion of Reclaiming Our Children: A Story of the Indian Child Welfare Act          
Date: September 20          
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
 Library Classroom, ESED 1212
Join us for a showing of Reclaiming Our Children, a documentary that examines the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the child welfare system, and the laws, policies, and attitudes that affect Native families. Ruthann Geer, TCC Instructor of Government, and Sharon Wettengel, TCC Assistant Professor of Sociology, will moderate a discussion of the film.