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Web Sites and Organizations

The Cultural Conservancy:
The Cultural Conservancy Web site provides an overview of how Native Americans and other indigenous communities are preserving and revitalizing their cultural traditions and ancestral lands. Their Storyscape Project specifically addresses efforts to restore indigenous stories, songs, and languages.
http://www.nativeland.org

The Sacred Land Film Project:
The Sacred Land Film Project, a project of Earth Island Institute, produced the award-winning documentary film, In the Light of Reverence, and advocates for the protection of Native American sacred places.
http://www.sacredland.org

Indigenous Language Institute:
ILI facilitates and promotes community-based initiatives for indigenous language revitalization, so that these languages and traditions will not be lost.
http://www.indigenous-language.org

Terralingua:
Terralingua is an international, non-profit organization concerned about the future of the world’s biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity.
http://www.terralingua.org

The Indigenous Environmental Network:
IEN is an alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of the Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining, and respecting traditional teachings and natural laws.
http://www.ienearth.org

Native American Land Conservancy:
Native American Land Conservancy's Old Woman Mountain Preserve is a precedent-setting project where cultural preservation and environmental protection will come together with a management plan that protects ecological processes while encouraging indigenous ritual and ceremony.
29 Palms Band of Mission Indians, (760) 775-5566 x 111

Southern California Tribal Digital Village Project:
This project is an effort to empower the American Indian communities of San Diego County by bridging the digital divide through many educational, training, and cultural activities.
http://www.sctdv.net

International Forum on Globalization:
International Forum on Globalization was formed in 1994 in response to the worldwide drive toward a globalized economic system dominated by supranational corporate trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national governments. .
http://www.ifg.org/

Survival International:
Survival International is a worldwide organization that supports tribal peoples rights to decide their own future, and helps them protect their lives, lands and human rights.
http://www.survival-international.org/

Database of Native American sites:
This portal contains links to sites about individual nations, languages, educational institutions, indigenous publications, arts and businesses.
http://nativeculture.com/lisamitten/indians.html

Index of Native American resources on the internet:
A comprehensive portal site with hundreds of links to Native American-related culture, arts, education and government sites.
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/

The Narragansett:
Visit the Narragansett Tribe online to find out more about Tribal history, upcoming events and more.
http://www.narragansett-tribe.org

The Western Shoshone:
Learn more about Western Shoshone history and current legal claims to their ancestral lands.
http://www.nativeweb.org/pages/legal/shoshone/pamphlet.html

Info on the Lakota:
A Lakota/Dakota Web site with information on language, treaties, arts and more.
http://puffin.creighton.edu/lakota/index.html

The Navajo:
This Web site includes answers to frequently asked questions about life on the Navajo Reservation and among the Navajo People. Plus information on Navajo weaving and points of interest on the reservation.
http://www.navajocentral.org

Indianz.com
An internet resource of current information, issues and entertainment news in Indian country from a Native American perspective.
http://www.indianz.com

The Rez.com:
This Native American owned and operated site contains a list of Federally recognized tribes and upcoming pow wows, as well as other links and resources.
http://www.the-rez.com/index.htm

Wisdom of the Elders:
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (WOTE) is a Native American non-profit corporation located in Portland, Oregon. Their primary focus is the cultural preservation of indigenous elders’ wisdom, prophesy and cultural values.
http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org

Myths, Fairy Tales and Folklore:
An annotated & illustrated collection of worldwide links to mythologies, fairy tales & folklore, sacred arts & sacred traditions.
http://www.mythinglinks.org/home.html

Native American Foods and Recipes:
A site of Native American recipes from Cherokee Pepper Pot Soup to Sioux Berry Soup.
http://www.councilfire.com/ntvfoods.htm

Councilfire:
Councilfire is a place for all Indian Nations and Native Americans, regardless of blood quantum, to "gather" and to heal, and share their unique cultures, artistic talents and rich heritage.
http://www.councilfire.com/

Native American Authors:
This Web site provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal sites.
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/

First People’s Cultural Foundation:
The First Peoples Cultural Foundation is dedicated to the documentation, protection, and revitalization of the full diversity of Aboriginal languages, arts, and culture. It has produced one of the most innovative on-line indigenous language resources available.
http://www.fpcf.ca and http://www.firstvoices.com

Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans:
Meet and watch Cherokee, Lumbee and Occannechi storytellers from North Carolina.
http://www.ibiblio.org/storytelling

The California Indian Storytelling Association:
This Web site is dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation, enlivening and promotion of Indian story and storytelling, in both traditional form and contemporary experience.
http://www.cistory.org/

Advocates For Indigenous California Language Survival:
An advocacy organization that works to foster the restoration and revival of indigenous California languages.
(510) 655-8770

Native American Sacred Sites:
Through its “Preservation Through Education Project,” this organization works to inform the public about theft and vandalism of Native sacred sites, as well as educate the government about proper management practices.
(307) 857-6856
bzahants@hotmail.com

Indigenous Australia:
This Web site explains the role and types of storytelling used by indigenous Australians.
http://www.dreamtime.net.au/creation

Heyday Books:
Heyday Books is a major publishing house for books on indigenous California and other topics and publisher of News from Native California.
http://www.heydaybooks.com

The Call of Story:
This ambitious one-hour PBS television special explores how traditional storytelling may be transposed into a new medium.
http://www.callofstory.org

Publications

Coming to Light—Contemporary Translations of the Native Literature of North America. Edited by Brian Swann. New York: Vintage Books, 1996.

American Indian Myths and Legends. Selected and Edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Wisdom of the Elders—Sacred Native Stories of Nature. David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.

Vanishing Voices—The Extinction of the World’s Languages. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Wisdom Sits in Places—Landscape and language among the Western Apache. Keith H. Basso. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Reinventing the Enemy’s Language—Contemporary Native Women’s Writings of North America. Edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life. Winona LaDuke. Cambridge. South End Press, 1999.

The Way of the Earth—Native America and the Environment. John Bierhorst. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1994.

Dispossessing the Wilderness—Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks. Mark David Spence. New York. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Ethnoecology—Knowledge, Resources and Rights. Ted L. Gragson & Ben G. Blount. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999.

The Morning the Sun Went Down. Darryl Babe Wilson. Heyday Books, Berkeley, California, 1998.

Ararapikva: Creation Stories of the People—Traditional Karuk Literature from Northwestern California. Edited by Julian Lang. Heyday Books, 1994.

Surviving in Two Worlds: Contemporary Native American Voices. Lois Crozier-Hogle and Darryl Babe Wilson. University of Texas Press, 1997

The Hopi Survival Kit. Thomas E. Mails. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 1997.

Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America. Jack Weatherford. Fawcett Columbine, 1991.

Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle’s Lodge Fire. Frank B. Linderman. University of Nebraska Press, 2001.

Seneca Indian Stories. Ha-yen-doh-nees (Leo Cooper). The Greenfield Review Press, NY, 1995.

The Art of American Indian Cooking. Yeffe Kimball and Jean Anderson. Lyons Press.

A Forest of Time-American Indians Ways of History. Peter Nabokov. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Videos

Homeland (1999)
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Northern Plains, this rich and engaging documentary weaves together the stories of four Lakota Indian families from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Shot over the course of several years, the film provides an inspiring and intimate portrait of contemporary Native American life as well as a unique and compelling depiction of the strength and vitality of Native culture. For information, contact Philomath Films, 323-655-8490 or info@philomathfilms.com
http://www.pbs.org/homeland
http://itvs.org

Our Youth, Our Future (2000)
This powerful video illustrates how Native American ceremony and tradition is combined with Western addiction treatment models to heal at-risk youth at the Four Corners Treatment Center in New Mexico. “Our Youth, Our Future” features Hoskie Benally. For information, contact Philomath Films, 323-655-8490 or info@philomathfilms.com

The Buffalo War (2001)
This documentary reveals the tensions between Native American tribal members, environmental activists and ranchers in the American West at the start of a new century. For information, contact Bullfrog Films, 800-543-FROG, or video@bullfrogfilms.com
http://www.itvs.org/buffalowar

Backbone to the World (1997)
Directed by George Burdeau, this experimental documentary, made by Native American filmmakers, gives the Blackfeet perspective on homecoming, environmental peril and the quest for tribal survival in the 21st century. For more information, contact Transit Media, 800-343-5540, fax: 201-652-1973.
http://www.itvs.org/backbone/

Paha Sapa (1993)
A powerful award winning film about the Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne Indians struggle to regain their sacred lands, the Black Hills of South Dakota. For information, contact Mystic Fire Video, Inc., 800292-9001
http://www.mysticfire.com

Map Source Materials

Place Names:

The Atlas of the North American Indian. Carl Waldman. Checkmark Books, New York, 2000.

The Native North American Almanac. Duane Champagne, editor. Gale Research, Detroit, 1994.

Illustrated Dictionary of Place Names. Kelsie B. Harder, editor. Hudson Group, 1976.

Dakota/Lakota/Nakota Map:

The Handbook of North American Indians. Edited by William C. Sturtevant, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. By Peter Mathiessen, Viking Penguin, 1991.

Western Shoshone Map:

Western Shoshone Defense Project, 1999. http://www.shundahai.org/ShoshoneMap_web.jpg

Narragansett Map:

Paula Dove Jennings (Narragansett), Narragansett Tribal Council member

Navajo Map:

http://www.crystalinks.com/navajos.html

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