Aboriginal Canada a portal to Canadian Aboriginal Internet resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services
Aboriginal Canada "your single window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services" - available in French or English
Aboriginal Connections many links
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society issues in Native communities and cultural issues and news
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Alexie, Sherman Native American Authors Project
Alexie, Sherman Modern American Poetry
American Indian and Alaska Native Data and Links
American Indian College Fund
AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT:
Leonard Petier and AIM
American Indian Resource Center in San Antonio, TX
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest "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"
The Anasazi: Pueblo Dwellers of the Southwest
Anasazi Site Planning: Historic Precedents
Arizona State Museum a lot on Native Americans
Assembly of First Nations
Camping With the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher "Anthropologist Alice Fletcher lived with Dakota Sioux women on reservations in Nebraska and South Dakota for six weeks in the fall of 1881 and recorded her experiences in two journals" (Scout Report). Includes drawings and photographs
Canela Indians of Northeastern Central Brazil
Catlin, George and His Indian Gallery "Catlin was the first artist to record the Plains Indians in their own territories"
Continuum 12 Artists contemporary Native American artists
Council Tree Pow Wow Ute nation gathering; guide to powwow symbolism
Cultural Survival Quarterly focuses on the survival of indigenous people and ethnic minorities
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian "one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced."
Electric Gallery: Southwest Art Wing
Eskimos and Native People of the North
First Americans indian tribal cultures
First Nations Dance Company
Gathering of Nations North America's largest powwow, more than 500 tribes
Hanford, Washington "enough dangerous materials were dumped at Hanford to have "the potential to induce cancer in every person currently on the planet, 208 million times over."" - the DOE is proposing to terminate its environmental mission at Hanford, the most contaminated area in the Western Hemisphere, as well as at other sites.
Heard Museum Native Cultures and Art
Indian Country: Oral Tradition on the Ojibway Indians
Indian Mounds of Mississippi
Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains searchable online photograph database
Indigenous People's World View
Lakota na Dakota Wowapi Oti Kin a one-stop information portal containing Internet resources on people of Lakota and Dakota descent (also known as Sioux or Siouan peoples)
Legends of Our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau explores the complex relationships between Northern Plains Indians and the horse, dog, and buffalo. These relationships have been transmitted from generation to generation through various traditions, such as story-telling, songs, dances, and elaborate ceremonies
Maps of Indian Territory
Multicultural American West: A Resource Site covers native peoples, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, much more
NAGPRA: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Federal law passed in 1990 that provides a process by which museums and Federal agencies (such as the U.S Corps of Engineers) to return certain Native American cultural items, including human remains and sacred objects, to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations (Scout Report)
National Congress of American Indians the primary group lobbying on behalf of Native American groups in the United States
National Museum of the American Indian
Native American Art
Native American Authors --Internet Public Library
Native American Dancing
Native American History Navigator
News From Indian Country national Native news and information
Nez Perce Photographs
The Noble Red Man
On This Date In North American Indian History
Pipestone National Monument purchase authentic Native American peace pipes, jewelry, clothing, pipe bags
Powwows celebrate traditional and contemporary Indian culture; gallery; calendar of festivities across North America
Romancing the Indian--Cooper and Twain
San Antonio, TX -- American Indian Resource Center
Save Our Sounds archive of American Indian music, the oral histories of ex-slaves, and hundreds of thousands of other speeches, poems, songs, and spoken-word projects that recount our country's history (YIL)
Spirit of Crazy Horse bi-monthly newspaper focuses on the Leonard Peltier case and on native sovereignty and some prison issues
Storytellers: Native American Authors Online
This Week in North American Indian History
To the Totem Forests artist interpretations of coastal villages
Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans The Avalon Project at Yale Law School--full text of 30 treaties signed between 1778 and 1868
U.S. Census: Facts on the American Indian/Alaska Native Population
Village of First Nations
Who Stole the Tee Pee? "how contact and coexistence with White culture during the last 300 years has altered Native American traditions and beliefs" (Scout Report)
Women of Color Health Data Book
Wotanging Ikche - Native American News
How the Seasons Were Set story by William Palmer
Indian Country: Oral Tradition on the Ojibway Indians
MythSearch links to Native American myths, legends, and stories
Native American Mythology Eskimo and Inuit stories
Native American Spirituality an article
Unearthing the Past: Digging Into Native American Legends includes audio recording
"Today, Congress refuses to honor its trust responsibilities which entail billions of dollars owed to the tribes and individual Native Americans...|
"Many tribes have massive land and associated resources, but since the 19th century, the U.S. government has mismanaged these resources. Tribes have filed lawsuits to obtain proper accounting or money for losses suffered from fund mis-management...
"In 1986, David Henry, then an accountant for the BIA, blew the whistle on fraudulent accounting practices within the Bureau [and was fired]... Yet the mainstream media, watchdog organizations, even governmental agencies and lawyers ignored the story...
"An independent accounting firm hired by Interior found at least $2.4 billion unaccounted for by trust records... Interior has made repeated attempts to calculate the trust debt as though it reached back only a handful of years, but Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that insufficient. Just as banks are responsible for every penny since an account is opened, so Interior is obliged to do historical accounting. Yet, Congress just approved legislation that puts that accounting on hold and delays justice to people trying to retrieve their own money..." ("Cultural Extermination Then, Extermination of Fiscal Responsibility Now." FCNL Indian Report, Winter 2004, 1).
"Due to grossly insufficient provision of funds from Congress, health care services are--by default--rationed in Indian Country... Although Indian health care is a federal responsibility, denial of care continues despite treaty obligations and severe need... Our government spends twice as much on health care for federal prisoners as for Native Americans" ("An Inequity That Must End." FCNL Indian Report, Winter 2004, 4).
"American Indians and Alaska Natives have higher mortality rates than the white population... have a higher death rate than the general population from alcoholism (770%), diabetes (420%), and suicide (190%)... the IHS [Indian Health Service] spends $1,600 per person per year for comprehensive health services... roughly 50 percent below per person expenditures by public and private health insurance plans (2003). The federal government spends more than $5,200 on each veteran... $3,803 for federal prisoners..." ("Health Status Should Lead to Hill Action." FCNL Indian Report, Spring, 2004: 1).
"Indian abuse continues today as a fiscal holocaust. It is finally being challenged in court, but the 120-year-old government rip-off of the tribes by the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) continues.
"The BIA, originally part of the War Department because of the decades of armed combat with warrior tribes, is a notoriously blundering branch of the Interior Department. As we have noted before, its bureaucratic bungles have contributed to its parent agency's on-the-street Washington title: the "Inferior Department"...
"In 1887, as Indian reservations were being broken up and the federal government began leasing or selling the oil, mineral, grazing and timber resources on the Indians' land to private developers, Congress passed an act allotting modest paybacks to the Indians who were the former occupants.
"An ongoing, decade-long tribal lawsuit centers on the BIA, which doles out in small amounts about $500 million a year of the money owed to the Indians. The BIA's so-called "trust fund," now loaded with an undistributed $3 billion, has cheated hundreds of thousands of Indians for decades of $137 billion in royalties from the natural resource leases.
"In 1994 Congress finally passed the American Indian Trust Reform Management Act, and in court in Washington since 1996 the BIA has been forced to concede that it has mislaid thousands of files and lost track of unpaid beneficiaries. The frequently exasterated federal judge hearing the case, Royce Lamberth, has called the agency's incompetent conduct "the gold standard for mismanagement by the federal government for more than a century."
"Now comes another astonishing rip-off of Indians -- again not widely covered by the media. It involves the shredding of millions of dollars from a few tribes with gambling casino incomes by two operatives of a non-government Washington institution, the lobbying industry.
"Two Washington lobbyists, Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon, the latter a former aide of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), have come under belated public attack for chiseling more than $80 million in lobbying fees from six casino-operating tribes...
"The Indian tribes paying the lobbyists expected the two men to protect their casino operations. Instead, they were not only bilked, but as disclosed last month in the first of a series of public hearings by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the hired influence-peddlers sent each other a racially denigrating exchange of e-mails referring to their tribal clients as "monkeys" and "troglodytes."
"The lobbyists extended their contempt of their clients before the investigating Senate committee. Although both men were subpoenaed to be there, Scanlon did not show up, and Abramoff rejected questions, invoking the Fifth Amendment" ("American Indians Open a Massive New Musem in Washington." Washington Spectator, Oct. 15, 2004: 3).
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