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Health in the Native Community by Sibella Salazar
December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the Branigan Cultural Center for the special presentation “Health in the Native Community” by Sibella Salazar on Thursday, December 7 at 1pm.
Salazar is a 2.5 generation Chicana from Southern California and a first-generation college student. She has participated in research that includes the integration of both Western and Indigenous paradigms for holistic healing through the examination and validation of Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) within the mental health field. Salazar and the IWOK Research Team published the qualitative study “Understanding and Healing Historical Trauma: The Perspectives of Native American Elders” in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC). Salazar has also co-organized the annual IWOK Healing and Botanical Medicine Conferences, which allowed her to create lasting connections with the Indigenous community of New Mexico, and promote awareness of the validity of Indigenous paradigms of resilience and healing.
The presentation is in conjunction with the Branigan Cultural Center’s exhibit entitled “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.”
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.