SIU Med School Hosts Native American Heritage Day


August 6, 2014

SIU Med School Hosts Native American Heritage Day

An Ethnic Heritage Day celebration featuring Native American culture will be held Tuesday, August 12, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pearson Museum of the School’s main building at 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield.

The program includes a presentation, “Honoring America’s Original Healers: The Ethnobotanical Knowledge of North America’s Indigenous People” by Arloa Wheeler. Wheeler is a multicultural educator with a master’s degree in Native American studies from the University of Illinois. Foods from Native American cultures also will be offered.

Ethnic Heritage Day celebrations are held regularly at the medical school to share information about various ethnic cultures. The events are organized by SIU’s Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs office.

For more information, contact Deborah Kassube at 217-545-7334 weekdays.

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Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Lauren Murphy,
SIU, 217-545-2819


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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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