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  • Full digital image of original documents and commentary on the treaty between the Sioux and the U.S. government.

  • This site is a directory of "Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services. The portal offers ease of access and navigation to listings of Aboriginal associations, businesses, organizations, bands, communities, groups, news and peoples."

  • A source for recorded cd's of Native American Indian music: traditional and contemporarycompositions.

  • Information about the organization: their history, activities including email campaigns, news, coverage of Human Rights issues, list of AIM chapters and much more.

  • This site "is designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia."

  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network

  • A multicultural theatre group which produces plays by and about Native America. They strive to provide training in the theatre arts and teach about native cultural traditions and history.

  • An organization which provides scholarships and other support for the nation's 34 tribal colleges.

  • The Center dedicated to presenting the world view, spiritual life, customs, traditions andvalues of Native Peoples to the rest of the world. Culture, education, women's issues,and story telling are some of the subjects they focus on.

  • Essay by Paula Gunn Allen from Literary History of the American West (1998)

  • "First produced in 1973, the American Indian Law Review is published biannually by the College of Law. This unique review offers articles by authorities on American Indian legal and cultural issues, student notes and comments, addresses by noted speakers, and recent developments of interest to tribal attorneys and scholars in Indian law."

  • "The purpose of this page is to entice Native Indians and Volunteers from other cultures, into becoming involved in research and writing concerning matters of which are effecting the Native American Indian Nations, Tribes, and Bands."

  • Electronic versions of core legal materials. From the Legal Information Institute (LII), a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.

  • this site is maintained by Lisa Mitten and hosted by Nativeculture.com. AILA is affiliated with the American Library Association. It represents the interests of library service to American Indian and Native Alaskan tribal libraries.

  • For a description see listing under organizations.

  • "We are a non-federally funded intercultural partnershipcommitted to assisting in the return of sacred ceremonial material to the appropriate American Indian Nation, clan, or family, and to educating the public about the importance of repatriation."

  • "The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas. The trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community."

  • The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology discipline. At this site, the Career Center provides a resume database for members and a job board that is open to the public.

  • Links to a variety of reference and primary sources.

  • "This digital collection integrates over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau. These resources illustrate many aspects of life and work, including housing, clothing, crafts, transportation, education, and employment." From the Library of Congress.

  • "This site provides an extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics."

  • From The Presbyterian Church of Canada.

  • An active member of the American Indian Movement, social worker and day care teacher, she was found murdered at Pine Ridge Reservation. Her death is a subject of controversy. In-depth biographical material, trial testimony and statements about murder are made available at this site.

  • Full text of primary documents from the 1540s to 1914 which were used when researching the PBS program.

  • This University of Arizona institution is "...is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region and brings to life the culture history of the Greater Southwest, from the mammoth hunters to the present, through many ongoing research projects. The museum's rich and varied collections are among the most significant resources in the nation for the study of Southwest anthropology."

  • Links to listings of galleries, artists, color examples of their work, and biographies of the artists.

  • "The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada." In English or French.

  • "When Congress passed the Bilingual Education Act in 1967, bilingual education was virtually unknown in schools serving American Indian students."

  • A wide variety of material on the slaughter of the buffalo.

  • Includes: In the News Putting a Face on the Past Historic Timeline Tribal Groups Directory of California Tribes Links. From the official website of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

  • Based on two journals kept by Alice Fletcher during a six-week venture into Plains Indian territory in 1881. From the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

  • This umbrella site will lead you to a history of the massacre, information about the U.S. soldiers, discussion of awarding them the Medal of Honor and related material.

  • An umbrella site which provides visual sampling of the works many Cape Dorset artists working in various media.

  • These sites address the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and link to information and full text documents on legal and sovereignty issues,tribal organizations, government-tribal relations, ecology concerns and native media.

  • "The Center fosters better understanding between peoples through the publication and distribution of literature written and voiced by leading contributors from Fourth World Nations. An important goal of CWIS is to establish cooperation between nations and to democratize international relations between nations and between nations and states."

  • Historical Society's home page provides information about the Society, its relationship to the tribe and access to summaries of articles from its publication, Journal of Chickasaw History.

  • Exhibit from the Peabody Museum, Harvard.

  • Official home page of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

  • Title 25 of the CFR brings together in one volume the majority of federal laws and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation and the Indian Health Service of the Department of Interior.

  • Current information about the tribe's government, its business council, and current job listings.

  • This site covers pottery, jewelry, basketry, Katsina dolls, fine art andphotography.

  • Written by Al Pate, this site provides full text to many chapters of his book on the Coree - the Chicora Nation.

  • Interviews and letters from people who knew Crazy Horseand the program from the unveiling ceremonies which dedicateda statue honoring the great leader.

  • Print and Internet resources for History, Biography and Genealogy.

  • Arizona State law 41-865

  • Full texts of early treaties.

  • Includes Apology to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada ,Chief Joseph's Speeches, Human GenomeDiversity Project, Indian Pledge of Allegiance, Indigenous Manifesto Iroquois Constitution, and others...

  • "FindLaw's Legal Professionals Channel is designed to help you with your practice-specific legal information needs. Browse the practice area topics for the latest legal news, case law, and analytical articles relevant to your practice. FindLaw's online resources also allow you to search for a case or research an attorney."

  • "An introduction to contemporaty Native American artists in Canada."

  • An umbrella site maintained by Lee Sultzman. This site provides a brief overview on 48 tribal nations. By clicking on the tribes name again, extensive information is provided about their location, population, names, language, villages, culture and history. There is also a "Location list of the Native Tribes of the US & Canada." This list enables you to locate tribes which are federally or state recognized, those that lack such recognition and the tribes of Canada. The list provides their addresses and fax numbers.

  • Directory of links from the Celebration of Women Writers site.

  • Newletter, links, and bibliography from an organization whose aim is "to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media."

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  • The Fourth World Journal (FWJ) is the world's leading publication for ideas and analysis about and by writers from some of the world's more than six thousand Fourth World nations.

  • The site provides pictures of Francis Jansen's Wounded Knee memorial statue. The site contains information on the controversy in the Indian community concerning the statue.

  • Full text of a wide variety of documentsstatements and messages concerning many political issues.

  • This site provides links to the member tribes of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council, providinginformation on the tribe, its organization and location.

  • Directory of links to texts, commentaries, other agencies, and additional online resources.

  • The best way to access information about American Indians in Texas is to use the search box.

  • "Handbook of the Indians of California "Originally published in 1925, this monograph is a representative work of Alfred L. Kroebers (1876-1960) contributions to American Indian ethnology."

  • "Through applied research and service, the Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations."

  • The untold story of the first Native American encounter in 1492, an essay by Chief Petro Guanikeyu Torres.

  • The subject areas of this extensive site include: general information politics society culture and telecommunications. Covers the indigenous peoples of North and South America.

  • An organization whose "mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard."

  • Access to Native American artists arranged by medium,and to artist's cooperatives and directories was made available by Karen M. Strom. This is a very comoprehensive listing.

  • Subject-arranged index.

  • "The Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)s National Art Collection of Indian (First Nations) and Inuit art represents works of art by Canadas most prominent Indian and Inuit artists as well as works by young emerging and mid-career artists. INACs collection of over 4,000 works includes regional representation from across Canada and representation of all major art media forms, such as basketry, beadwork, carvings, ceramics, drawings, installation art, paintings, photography, sculpture and textiles dating from the early 1960s to the present."

  • "The Nation's leading American Indian news source."

  • Specializing on the Southwestern United States, Indian House has an extensivecatalog featuring dance and ceremonial songs from the the Pueblo, Navajo and ZuniIndians.

  • "Legal advocacy for the protection of indigenous peoples human rights, cultures, and traditional lands so that Indian tribes and nations may flourish for generations to come."

  • Over 1500 digitized images from the 1870s to the 1960s. Searchable by subject, personal name, photographer or artist, date, or type of material.

  • Current stories, a resource directory featuring a tribal directory and assorted links, and "trading post" whose profits help to support the programs of the American Indian Heritage Foundation.

  • Links to Native American languages, art, documents, speeches, quotes, prayers, poetry, stories, and more.

  • "This site is dedicated to information about law and legal issues related to indigenous peoples of the world." Although this page sometimes highlights items of urgent or special importance, all material is otherwise organized under the following categories: Law & Legal Issues Cases & Controversies Government Documents and SourcesInternational Documents and Sources Speeches, Articles & Essays Topical Reference Sites.

  • "The IAAW is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion, improvement and self-fulfillment of Aboriginal women within the concept of self-government and community, recognizing the Strength and Beauty of All Aboriginal Women."

  • This is the home page of an accredited college for students with a Native heritage and cultural experiences. Description of college courses and application requirements provided.

  • In Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • "The Iowa Archeological Society was established in 1951 by Iowans interested in preserving and studying Iowa's prehistoric and early historic heritage. Its aims are to gather, record, publish and interpret archaeological information in cooperation with career archeologists in the region."

  • Website of "an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity. As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople." Howes Cave, N.Y.

  • Searchable online version of the 7 vol. work ompiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, covering the years 1902 to 1971.

  • Knife Wing and his band won the Native American Pioneer Award in 1995 and the White Buffalo Award in 1996. Their music is grounded in Native tradition and performed with a contemporary twist.

  • Article by Ester Yazzie and Jim Zion which appeared in the Navajo Uranium Worker Oral History & Photography Project newsletter. It examines the uranium compensation issue from a Navajocultural perspective and calls for planning for group action.

  • Article by Rudolph C. Ryser

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