Native Voices: Native Concepts of Health and Illness-- Presentations, Discussion, Exhibits


Samantha Shepard (‘17), a nontraditional premedical student at UNE, and Annabel Bradford, MD, MSW, will give presentations focusing on issues in health care for Native people. The backdrop for these presentations are the two exhibits currently on view in the UNE Art Gallery in the Ketchum Library: 

Native Voices: Native Concepts of Health and Illness, created in partnership by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association. This exhibit consists of interviews with Native people across the United States telling how the wellness of individuals and communities has been affected by epidemics, government policies, and the inhibition of Native culture. 

 Kikehtahsuwiw: It Heals exhibit was curated by George Neptune, museum educator at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. It Heals is a story about women in the Passamaquoddy Tribe, residing at both Motahkomikuk (Indian Township) and Sipayik (Pleasant Point). Each of these women shares a common goal: healing their communities. 

Assigned Reading

Reading the text of the exhibits will give background to the presentations.


During the event


Cally Gurley

(207) 221-4324

Native Voices event poster
5:30 PM
Ketchum Library Art Gallery

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public