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Government and Organizations
Congress of American Indians
"The NCAI was founded in 1944 in response to termination and assimilation policies that the United States forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns. Now serving as the major national tribal government organization, NCAI is positioned to monitor federal policy and coordinate efforts to inform federal decisions that affect tribal government interests. NCAI serves to secure for ourselves and our descendants the rights and benefits to which we are entitled; to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people; to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States; and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives."
of Indian Affairs (United States Government)
"The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 561 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. Developing forestlands, leasing assets on these lands, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development are all part of the agency's responsibility. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students."
"The movement was founded to turn the attention of Indian people toward a renewal of spirituality which would impart the strength of resolve needed to reverse the ruinous policies of the United States, Canada, and other colonialist governments of Central and South America. At the heart of AIM is deep spirituality and a belief in the connectedness of all Indian people. During the past thirty years, The American Indian Movement has organized communities and created opportunities for people across the Americas and Canada. AIM is headquartered in Minneapolis with chapters in many other cities, rural areas and Indian Nations. 'As we continue to build our site, we hope that the information will assist students in their quest for writing term papers, and other scholarly work."
American Indian and Alaska Native Resources
U.S.Census Bureau webpages containing up-todate and historic data on population, geographic and socioeconomics of American Indians and Alaska Natives living inside and outside reservations and Alaska Native villages. "The Census Bureau collects data for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population and publishes AIAN specific counts, estimates, and statistics at many geographic levels. The Tribal Resource (AIAN) website highlights the Census Bureau's relationship with tribal governments and provides important AIAN and tribal resources."
" NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving indigenous peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of this technology."
American Rights Fund
"Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. NARF?s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues."
Native American Law (New
England School of Law)
An excellent collection of resources related to Native American Law. There are links to primary source materials, e-journals, organizations, nations, bibliographies and collections of web links.
The Avalon Project - Yale Law School
The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University provides documents in law, history and society. This page contains Statutes of the United States Concerning Native Americans .
The Avalon Project - Yale Law School
The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University provides documents in law, history and society. This page contains treaties between the U.S. and Native Americans during the 18th Century.
Native American Constitution and Law
"This Project is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center and the National Indian Law Library (NILL), and Native American tribes providing access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents." Treaties, research guides and the full-text of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law from 1941.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, digitized, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII).
A commercial site providing quality news, information, and entertainment from a Native American perspective. Reliable, concise, and relevant information and content affecting tribes and Native Americans is offered. Every weekday, Indianz.Com publishes two to three features on news worthy issues and/or other topics of interest including legislation, court decisions, health issues, and politics. You'll find a quick summary of stories being covered by other reporting agencies, along with relevant information about the story. Further resources and links from Native American sites on the web are also included.
"The nation's leading American Indian news source."
Native American Times
"Native American Times is the largest, independently owned Native newspaper in America."
Health and Family
Indian Child Welfare Association
"NICWA is a national voice for American Indian children and families. It is a membership organization whose main constituency is tribal governments, urban Indian social service programs and, in particular, the frontline staff who work with Indian children and families. It is the only Native American organization focused specifically on issues of child abuse and neglect and tribal capacity to prevent and respond effectively to these problems."
"The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS currently provides health services to approximately 1.5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to more than 557 federally recognized tribes in 35 states."
"This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources. "
Archives - Indians/Native Americans
"The National Archives holds information about American Indians who maintained their ties to Federally-recognized Tribes (1830-1970). Most records are arranged by tribe." Reports, records, census data, and images are included.
Park Service - NAGPRA
"The National Park Service (NPS) The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act provides a process through which lineal descendants, Indian tribes, Native Alaskan villages and corporations (also referred to as "Indian tribes" in NAGPRA), and Native Hawaiian organizations may claim culturally affiliated human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. "
Native American Voices
University of Houston provides information from primary sources in chronological order from colonial period to present.
S. Curtis's - The North American Indian: Photographic Images
"The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, Curtis portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty Indian tribes. The twenty volumes, each with an accompanying portfolio, are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Featured here are all of the published photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates."
in the War
The Navy Department Library highlights Indian contributions to WWII including Code Talkers, honors, medals, POWs and contributions of the Indian women.
Western History Collections - University of Oklahoma
"...to provide opportunities for research through the acquisition, preservation, and access of materials relating to the development of the Trans-Mississippi West and Native American cultures." Oral histories, papers, manuscripts, papers, photos and diaries are accessible on this site."
Council on Historic Preservation - Native American Program
"The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), as a Federal agency, recognizes the government-to-government relationship between the United States and federally recognized Indian tribes and acknowledges Indian tribes as sovereign nations with inherent powers of self-governance. This relationship has been defined and clarified over time in legislation, Executive Orders, Presidential directives, and by the Supreme Court."
Native Language of the Americas
This nonprofit site addresses more than 800 surviving Native Americn languages with learning aids likd maps, picture dictionaries, pronunciation guides and much more. The quality & quantity of information is well worth scrolling past commercial ads.
Sacred Texts - Native American Religions
Native American religion, mythology and folklore are covered extensively at this site