Aboriginal Languages of Australia - There are more than 200 Australian Indigenous languages. About
20 languages are strong, but endangered: the others have been destroyed, live in the memories of the elderly, or are being revived by their
communities. This site has annotated links to 180 resources for about 60 languages. About 25% of these resources are produced or published
by Indigenous people.
Aborigine News - Aborigine news from multiple world news sources plus an excellent
directory of resources.
American Indian Community House (AICH) - Provides various programs and services including an HIV
referral and case management program, education and employment services, theatre project and performances, gift shop, youth council, food
and nutrition planning, as well as a health program that includes behavioral health, diabetes, and wellness.
Ardcoh Algonguin First Nation (AAFNA) - An Anishnabek community that
is located in the Madawaska, Mississippi and Rideau watersheds. The Algonquin people have occupied the Ottawa River valley and surrounding territory for at least the last 3000 years. Their roots are in the archaic traditions of
Turtle Island (North America).
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) - Established primarily as a political organization
in 1969 to represents its member Nations in any negotiation or consultation with any level of government affecting the well-being of the
member Nations as a whole. The Association currently represents eight (8) member First Nations of status Indians in Ontario with a
membership of 20,000 people. AIAI provides political representation and policy analysis in the following areas of mutual concern:
Health, Social Services, Education, Intergovernmental Affairs, Treaty Research and Tax Immunity.
Bauu Institute - A science and applied research institute. Since 1998 it has conducted a wide
range of environmental, psychological, and social science projects. Experienced in a wide range of local, state, federal, and tribal based
studies, and especially at working with American Indians, Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives, and First Nation peoples.
British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) - Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) representing the 203 First Nations in British Columbia. BCAFN representation is inclusive and extends to First Nations currently engaged in the treaty process, those who have signed modern treaties, and those who fall under historic treaty agreements which include the Douglas Treaties and Treaty 8.
Canada in the Making: Aboriginals - Treaties and Relations - Since the
time of European First Contact, the course of Aboriginal history in Canada has been deeply altered by relations with Europeans and
the laws they imposed on Aboriginals - laws like the Indian Act.
Furthermore, major and minor treaties played a significant and important role in charting the course of European - Aboriginal relations
within the country. This section of the Canada in the Making site looks at these treaties and laws, and the events that
preceded and followed these changes.
Canadian National Indigenous Organizations/Movements
Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWSIS) - Concerned with the advancement of ideas for solving social,
economic and political problems in the Fourth World, the Center for World Indigenous Studies links voluntary contributors
world-wide and conducts original research, education, conflict resolution symposia and conferences benefiting constructive relations
between nations, and nations and states.
Chiefs of Ontario - The Chiefs in Ontario, comprising the 133 First Nations in
Ontario, is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action and advocacy.
Chilean Indigenous People Project - Anthropologists, artists, journalists and members of the
indigenous communities contribute their knowledge and practices about Chilean ancestral cultures.
Cultural Survival - U.S.-based international indigenous rights organization promoting the
rights, voices, and visions of indigenous peoples.
Cultures of the Andes - Dances, poems, jokes, stories, pictures, fotos from Peru, Perú, Bolivia,
Haudenosaunee: People Building a Long House - Official source of news and information from the Haudenosaunee, comprised of the traditional leadership of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora
IdelNoMore - The taking of resources has left many lands and waters poisoned - the animals and plants are dying in many areas in Canada. IdleNoMore calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honour Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water.
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) - Provides advocacy for environmental justice and health,
convening local, regional and national meetings on environmental justice issues, and providing support, resources and referral to
Indigenous communities and youth throughout North America.
Indigenous Language Institute - Povides language related services to native communities
so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.
Indigenous Law Institute - Dedicated to supporting Indigenous nations and peoples to protect their sacred ancestral homelands, to restore and revitalize their linguistic, cultural, and spiritual traditions, and to heal from the trauma of colonization.
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Working Group (IPSWG) - The IPSWG cknowledges and gives thanks to the Lekwungen (Songhees), Esquimalt and Wsanec Nations (Pauquachin, Tseycum, Tsawout
and Tsartlip). It is on the territory of these Coast Salish Peoples that this group exists and operates in what is colonially
known as "Victoria, British Columbia." The IPSWG aims to create opportunities for indigenous and non-indigenous community members
(including students and youth) to participate in education, mobilization and action against colonization and in support of Indigenous
peoples' inherent right to self-determination and self-governance of Indigenous territory.
Indigenous Waves (Canada) - A celebration of indigenous cultures; locally, nationally and
globally. Through music, storytelling, interviews, panel discussions, art, and humour it explores the diversity of Indigenous Peoples.
Maori Law Review - A reporter of law affecting Maori, the indigenous people
of New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Mapuche International Link - Covering the Mapuche people of
Chile, providing information about their culture and history as well as their continuing struggle and aspirations for the future.
NationTalk - An Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service located in Canada.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) - For over 150 years, residential schools operated in Canada. Over 150,000 children attended these schools. Many never returned. Often underfunded and overcrowded, these schools were used as a tool of assimilation by the Canadian state and churches. Thousands of students suffered physical and sexual abuse. All suffered from loneliness and a longing to be home with their families. The damages inflicted by these schools continue to this day. In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada began a multi-year process to listen to Survivors, communities and others affected by the Residential School system. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the heart of the NCTR.
National Museum of the American Indian - Washington, D.C. The museum is divided into four main
exhibits: one that celebrates contemporary life and Indian identities, one that pays tribute to modern native art, one that details
traditional Indian knowledge and wisdom, and one that chronicles native American history.
NativeWeb - Dedicated to using computer technology to disseminate information from and about native
or indigenous nations, peoples and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to
conduct research involving native peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to
facilitate native use of this technology. Over 3,000 Internet resource links.
Reconciliation Australia - Identifies and promotes examples of reconciliation in action in
Australia so that others can share the good ideas and add their support.
Six Nations - The people of the Six Nations, also known by the term, Iroquois Confederacy, call themselves the Hau de no sau nee (ho dee noe sho nee) meaning People Building a Long
House. Located in the northeastern region of North America, originally the Six Nations was five and included the Mohawks,
Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas. The sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, migrated into Iroquois country in the
early eighteenth century. Together these peoples comprise the oldest living participatory democracy on earth.
Six Nations Council of the Grand River - The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory is
the most populous First Nation in Canada. Nestled within Southern Ontario, near Brantford, the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory is
close to major Ontario centres such as Toronto and Hamilton. The Six Nations Elected Band Council came into existence in 1924.
Today, it has evolved into a sophisticated organization that works in the best interests of all Six Nations citizens by creating a standard
of living enjoyable for all its members.
Six Nations Lands and Resources - The Six Nations Lands and Resources
Department continues to investigate and report to the Six Nations Council breaches of the Crown's fiduciary obligation to
manage Six Nations lands and resources.
Solidarity with Six Nations - Blog set up by supporters of Six Nations in
Brantford, Caledonia, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto to keep people updated about the current state of struggle for the land, to
provide historical context, and to bring attention to injustices that continue as part of the colonial process.
Survival International - Championing tribal peoples around the world. Helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
Union of British Colombia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) - Goal is support the work of peoples, whether at the
community, nation or international level, in a common fight for the recognition of aboriginal rights and respect for cultures and
Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) - The Anishinabek Nation incorporated the Union of
Ontario Indians (UOI) as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 42 member First Nations across
Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact. The UOI represents 42 First Nations throughout the province of Ontario from Golden Lake in the east, Sarnia in the south, Thunder Bay and Lake Nipigon in the north. The 42 First Nations have an approximate combined population of 42,000 citizens, one third of the province of Ontario's aboriginal
population. The Anishinabek Nation has four strategic regional areas Southwest, Southeast, Lake Huron and Northern Superior and
each region is represented by a Regional Grand Chief.
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) - Members are indigenous peoples, occupied
nations, minorities and independent states or territories who have joined together to protect their human and cultural rights, preserve
their environments, and to find non-violent solutions to conflicts which affect them.
Winnemem Wintu Tribe - There are about 125 Wintu, roughly 30 of whom live communally on
a 42-acre Jones Valley ranch (north of Redding, California) that they maintain should be officially recognized as Indian country. But the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't consider the Wintu a tribe despite their documented 150-year history along the McCloud
River, and even though the government maintains a cemetery for Wintu, moved from old tribal graves when Shasta Lake began forming
behind the dam six decades ago.
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