Showing September 9 to October 19 at Arizona Health Sciences Library (near Java City cafe), 1501 N. Campbell, University of Arizona Medical Center.
Sun – Thurs 7 AM – 8PM
Fri – Sat 7 AM – 7 PM
A Voyage to Health explores the history of Kaho‘olawe and traditional voyaging, and how the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture helped heal the soul of the community.
A Voyage To Health explores the recent revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging that first brought the people of Hawai‘i to their island homes. Much of the valuable knowledge of voyaging was lost as a consequence of the suppression of traditional ways. As part of a wider movement to reintroduce traditional ways, Native Hawaiians are mastering the knowledge and skills of their elders. By restoring their heritage, this new generation seeks to heal the people. A Voyage to Health explores this resurgence and its significance for health, well-being, and self-determination.
Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, Mondays-Fridays, 6a.m.-9p.m. (free on Saturdays and Sundays) in the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage; the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, is unable to validate parking. The UA 2012 Lot Specific Permit parking lot,southwest of the library, on North Cherry Avenue between East Drachman Street and East Mabel Street, has several metered parking spaces and parking in the lot is free after 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking is also available in nearby UA Zone 1 lots after 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Jeanette Ryan, Deputy Director, Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, 520-626-6143.
More info on this traveling exhibit from National Institute of Health website.
Having grown up on the Big Island of Hawai’i, facing the islands of Maui and Kaho’olawe to the north, I well understand the traditions embodied in this new health exhibit. I dropped by to see it today and was impressed with the accuracy of the history on the 6 display panels, and information about the cultural healing and practices now instituted on the small island of Kaho’o lawe, which had been eroded by invasive goats, cattle & sheep, and ruined by U.S. Navy bombing for 50 years after 1941. There are also two Hawaiian display cabinets with Hawaiian fruit, a shell lei, lauhala coin purse. I especially liked the medicinal display cabinet with photos of native plants, explanations of their uses, and medicinal samples. See photo below courtesy of Arizona Health Sciences Center.
See this exhibit to learn more about Native Hawaiian cultural and healing practices, especially as it relates to the uninhabited island of Kaho’olawe, County of Maui.