Rose State College Chosen To Host Native Voices Exhibit Published September 24, 2018

native voices exhibit in LRCTouring exhibition about Native concepts of health and illness makes stop in Midwest City 

Rose State College has been chosen to host Native Voices: Native People’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. The exhibition will be on display in the RSC Learning Resources Center (LRC) through October 25 as one of 104 grant recipients selected from across the country.

Native 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 exhibit is brilliantly well done, and we are incredibly fortuitous to have such a nationally renowned exhibit displayed at Rose State," said Professor Matt DeSpain, Director of the Rose State College Native American Studies program. "In a grander context, the exhibit is a wonderful vehicle for expanding the Indigenous voice and view to the broader American culture and society.” 

This is the fifth of seven tour stops for the Native Voices exhibit in Oklahoma. Native Voices will be on display in the Rose State College Learning Resources Center through October 25, 2018. The exhibition is open during regular operating hours and free to attend. For information on hours of operation visit

For more information on Native Voices: Native People’ Concepts of Health and Illness, visit

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