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Native Voices exhibit includes full schedule of events at CSU-Pueblo

Release Date: February 17, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Native Voices

Press Release

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a variety of events in March and April in association with the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness exhibit on display in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) through April 13. Event topics will include healing across native cultures, the elemental foundations of medicine practices, women doctors on the Colorado frontier, and the Dakota Access Pipeline. The final event will be an interactive petroglyph exhibit for children.

Native Voices is an interactive exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians, featuring interviews with more than one hundred tribal leaders, healers, physicians, educators, and community members. 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.

A complete schedule of events follows:

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 6:30 p.m. in LARC 109 | 6 p.m. Reception

Healing Across Native Cultures panel featuring CSU-Pueblo faculty Judy Baca, Marina Cunin Borer, and Bruce Lutz on holistic healing in different cultures.

THURDAY MARCH 9, 7 p.m. LARC 109 | 6:30 p.m. Reception

Land, air, water, and sun are the elemental foundations of traditional medicine practices. Patrisia Gonzales, scholar on indigenous medicine and community health, will present The Four Elements as Primary Medicine. Part of the CSU-Pueblo Distinguished Speaker Series.


Skirts & Stethoscopes from the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center: interpretive exhibit and stories of women doctors on the Colorado frontier.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 7 p.m., LARC 109

Leslie White Temple-Gipp, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, speaks on community well-being, water rights, and the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Rock Art: interactive petroglyph exhibit for kids, from the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center.

For more information about Native Voices and the public programs, contact Outreach/User Experience Librarian Betsy Dekens at or 719.549.2826.

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