Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
AAP - Committee on Native American Child Health
The Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) develops policies and programs that improve the health of Native American children. The CONACH members are committed to increasing awareness of the major health problems facing Native American children, and monitoring legislation affecting Native American child health. The CONACH also conducts pediatric consultation visits to Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal health facilities, and works to strengthen ties with tribes throughout the United States. All CONACH members are appointed by the AAP Board of Directors.
Aboriginal Connections
A comprehensive web directory presenting categorized information to Canadian Aboriginal, Native American Indian and International Indigenous sites on the world wide web.
Aboriginal Mapping Network
The Aboriginal Mapping Network is a collection of resource pages for First Nation mappers who are looking for answers to common questions regarding mapping, information management and GIS. It is a network where First Nation mappers can learn about what other native mappers are doing, and share their own experiences throughout the aboriginal community.
AILA is an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA). We plan to gradually add information about what we do as well as highlights from our Newsletter and links to other Native and minority library organizations. Please check back often! And thanks for visiting!
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
The Alaska Native Knowledge Network is designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing.
Alaskan Native Youth Cultural Community Building
To view an actual grant proposal for a Native Community visit: This project will create a replicable model for youth leadership in cultural communities showcasing youth-driven digital storytelling, art and music to quickly raise awareness and motivated interest on those uses of the web which best empower their local community and culture, and to create local web-based content.
American Indians and the Natural World
Through exploration of four different visions of living in and with the natural world—those of the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Plains—North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World examines the belief systems, philosophies, and practical knowledge that guide Indian peoples' interactions with the natural world. Though all of these peoples have chosen different pathways and strategies for making a life in their various environments, one similar concept is voiced by all—that a reciprocal connection exists between people and the world.
American Indian Studies Research Institute
In 1985 the American Indian Studies Research Institute (AISRI) was founded at Indiana University to serve as an interdisciplinary research center for projects focusing on the native peoples of the Americas. AISRI was founded in part on the premise that language, culture, and history are inextricably interrelated, and that to fully understand and describe the language, culture, or history of a people, a study of one of these topics must be informed by work in the others.
American Indian Source
The site seeks to promote the sharing of the past, present and future tribal life. Our goals are to increase the awareness and perceptions of the total community to the evolving tribal environment. The primary guiding goal before us is RESPECT. Also these presentations seek to appreciate what have are our traditions, lifestyles, songs, stories and works of art. This respect encompasses the traditions of yesterday, the reality of modern tribal life and the promise of Native American tomorrow.
Bibliography of North American Indians
Do you remember reading or hearing phrases such as: "Sit cross-legged like Indians," "single file, Indian style," "playing cowboys and Indians," "like a bunch of wild Indians," and "don't be an Indian giver" when you were a child? How about learning to count by enumerating "Ten Little Indians" and learning to read by reciting "I is for Indian" or "E is for Eskimo?" These examples, personally observed by this Choctaw mother, teacher, and student, as well as by most of America's schoolchildren, are still used in schools today. They set the stage for a lifetime of misinformation and cultural bias about American Indians, objectifying them in a way that undoubtedly would not be tolerated or accepted by any other ethnic group.
Canadian Directory of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Library Collections
The directory lists library and cultural institutions with collections related to First Nations, Métis and the Inuit in Canada.
Canadian Information Pages
Canada and the United States have many major geographic features in common. They share the Rocky Mountains, the Interior Plains, four of the Great Lakes, the Appalachian Highlands, and many rivers. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the stories of the exploration and settlement of both of these nations are closely interwoven.
The Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Phoenix is a tribal media organization funded by the Cherokee Nation. Founded in 1828 in New Echota (now Georgia), the Cherokee Phoenix was the first bilingual newspaper in North America, printed in English and Cherokee.
CINE (Center for Indigenous Nutrition and Environment)
CINE (Center for Indigenous Nutrition and Environment) is a university-based research and education resource for Indigenous Peoples, created by Canada's Aboriginal Leaders.
The Ethnograpy of Lewis and Clark
As the caretaker of the only remaining Native American artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Peabody Museum launched seeral research projects, took part in collaborative projects, and developed a new exhibit highlighting the Lewis and Clark Collection. Many of these projects represent partnerships with other institutions and with Native American peoples.
Four Corners Post Card
An excellent site from the Four Corners
Image Database
Looking for pictures of the Southwestern Nations? Search no farther
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, 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). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Enhanced by the editors' use of margin notations and a comprehensive index, the information contained in Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties is in high demand by Native peoples, researchers, journalists, attorneys, legislators, teachers and others of both Native and non-Native origins.
We are in the process of upgrading our studio and programming process. In the near future, you will be able to find a complete index of programs that we have available. Please bear with us as we continue to organize our Television Station into a more traditional platform.
Welcome to Indianz.Com, Your Internet Resource. Our mission is to provide you with quality news, information, and entertainment from a Native American perspective. We make it easy for you to keep updated on news occuring throughout Indian Country. If you're looking for reliable, concise, and relevant information and content affecting tribes and Native Americans, your first stop is Indianz.Com.
Indigenous People
This web site provides information on a variety of topics relating to the Canadian Arctic. The site is dynamic and the range of topics and the depth of treatment will be augmented over time under the auspices of the Digital Collection Program of Industry Canada. The topics listed below provide up-to-date information, photographs and links to other web sites to facilitate further research
Institute of Museum and Library Services
IMLS is an independent Federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning by supporting the nation's museums and libraries. Created by the Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, P.L. 104-208, IMLS administers the Library Services and Technology Act and the Museum Services Act. The Institute receives policy advice from two Presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed entities: the National Commission for Libraries and Information Science and the National Museum Services Board.
Learning from the Dakota
This guide for a Fifth Grade Social Studies Unit is based on the book Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling, published by Afton Historical Society Press. The unit can be used as a two week unit, but resources and activities are provided to expand the unit. Teachers are encouraged to use this guide not as a fixed script, but rather as a foundation from which to build.
List of Native American Authors
One of the Internet Public Library's most recent bibliographic projects is its online guide to Native American authors. This 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 Web sites."
Lone Eagle Consulting
Lone Eagle Consulting strives to maintain the small circle of the very best Internet learning pathways, requiring the least time and effort, to deliver the highest levels of benefit and motivation for people of all cultures and literacy levels.
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
The Indian Affairs Council’s vision is to strive for the social, economic and political justice for all American Indian people living in the State of Minnesota, while embracing our traditional cultural and spiritual values.
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Welcome to the virtual tour of the Prehistoric Indian Village. The village is part of an archeological dig located near Mitchell, South Dakota. You can start the tour at any time by clicking on the buffalo below. If you are a teacher who is considering using this in a class, you may wish to go to Teacher Helps first. Hope you enjoy the tour.

Native Stories, Our Stories: Tribes aim to define themselves for history project
These tribes made history by gathering history. In collecting their stories and archives and interviews, the tribal historians changed the way their communities viewed themselves. They've also opened a window for the rest of Montana to confront its own legacy of white-Indian relations. For seven days beginning Sunday, the Missoulian will investigate how these tribal histories came to be and how they'll affect everyone in Montana.
CLICK HERE to see the complete Native Stories, Our Stories series and interactive map.

Native Access Program for Engineering (NAPE)
The Native Access Program for Engineering provides: 1. academic, social and cultural support for all Aboriginal students registered in the Faculty of Engineering. 2. a pre-engineering program designed for admission to the study of engineering at Lakehead University. Those who will be considered for admission to NAPE will be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-status, Métis and Inuit) and admissible to the University as mature students or under the guidelines for extraordinary admission (see Admission Requirements, II Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs section of this calendar). Students may also meet the normal admission standards for the engineering programs.
National Native American EMS Association
It is the mission of the National Native American EMS Association to support the efforts of all EMS, rescue, and Public Safety organizations who provide services on Native American and Alaska lands. It is clearly understood by the NNAEMSA that strong support of these agencies will result in significant improvements in the quality of patient care to all people within each EMS service district. The provision of the highest quality services to Native American and non-Native American people alike is the highest priority of the members and the officers of the National Native American Emergency Medical Services Association.
Native Americans
A wonderful site for learning about Native America
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
Tribal constitutions and codes are the heart of self-government for over 500 federally recognized tribes, and are the lifeblood of Indian sovereignty. The University of Oklahoma Law Center Library and the National Indian Law Library work with tribes whose government documents appear on this web site; these tribal documents are either placed online with the permission of the tribes, or they are U.S. Government documents, rightfully in the public domain.
Native American History - The Wild West - Trains
Dr. William Bottorff's Wonderful Collection of Links. "I met many interesting people while researching these links and I hope you will take the time to do so."
Native American Indian Resources
Over 300 pages of content and links to Native American resources, literature, art history, and culture.
Native American Links
Awesome Library of Links for students and teachers:
Native American Resources
Welcome to the Native American Studies Research Guide! Browse through the tabs to find books, articles, online resources, primary sources, professional and career resources, and more
Native American Sites on the WWW
"WELCOME to my page of Native American Sites on the WWW. I am a a mixed-blood Mohawk urban Indian, and a librarian at the University of Pittsburgh. My goal is to provide access to home pages of individual Native Americans and Nations, and to other sites that provide solid information about American Indians."
Native Culture
Welcome to . . a comprehensive portal site for Native American resources on the Internet.
Native Research Health Database
The University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center Library (HSC) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) entered a joint venture to develop the Native Health Research Database (NHRD). The NHRD entries represent resource documents developed primarily by IHS staff, tribal health professionals, and health care practitioners working in American Indian reservations, Alaska Native villages, and urban areas with significant American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Native Trails
Welcome to the universe of the First Nations and Inuit of Quebec. You are invited to discover eleven Aboriginal nations, made up of 54 communities, and whose prosperity and vitality can be seen through their culture, their systems of education, and the expression of their spirituality
Native Web Resources for Indigenous people around the world
A series of links on nations, peoples, and geographic locations developed by a collective group. Their resource center is organized by subject, nations, and geography.
NDN Sports
Our intent is to provide you with up to date information on NDN athletes from the various states that they compete in, since they may not be the same states they are from, their friends and family will have a means of keeping track of them. We want them to be recognized for their achievements on and off the field of competition. We hope you enjoy our site and find it interesting enough to come back as well as inform others to what we are trying to do.
On This Date In North American Indian History
This site lists over 3000 historical events which happened to or affected the indigenous peoples of North America. It also has Tribal name meanings and alternative names, Indian "moon" names, and links to thousands of other sites.
We welcome also the people wishing to help and assist the Native Americans who have for so long been struggling to keep their cultural identity, tribal language, religion, and land. Ouachitalk is seeking to help Native Americans to achieve recognition, restore Indian pride and to aid those who are in need of help.
Over 2500+ Native American Indian Names & Their Meanings
Suppose you could simply click your mouse and get immediate access to the largest collection of Native American Names and their Meanings available? Anywhere!
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of the American Indian.
A beautiful site in the family of excellent Smithsonian Web pages, with notes on current exhibitions, research links, publications, recordings, and more. Contains a film video center and links to a select list of Native American sites.
The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian
The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian announces a unique new Website devoted to Native American media--film, video, radio, television and new media--throughout the Americas. The site presents feature articles and related links, Native media news, resources for producers and for the general public and a catalog of outstanding recent productions. Its first features are on Native radio in U.S., Mexico and Panama: teen video; the innovative Bolivian Native media organization, CEFREC; and an interview with award-winning film director Randy Redroad (Cherokee). (English) (Spanish)
Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites
American Indian peoples live in the real world, and Web sites by and about Indian peoples live on the Web. Just as Indians are sometimes treated fairly in the real world, the Web contains sites that show Indians in respectful ways with accurate information, quality products to sell, and as whole human beings with real lives. Just as Indian peoples are sometimes treated wrongly in the real world, the Web also contains sites that use inaccurate and damaging "information", and portray Native peoples as either less or more than human, or as products to be exploited and sold in some fashion (especially Native spirituality)
The Flags of the Native Peoples
Welcome to the greatly enlarged "Flags of the Native Peoples" home page. Thanks to the kind people at AOL, I now have more room for showing you what I consider a little known, but fascinating expression of one group of peoples display of their national pride and self image.
The Village of First Nations
A starting point for information on First Nations Peoples, native art, native life and culture. The Village is a First Nations Directory, Art Gallery, Virtual Store, Discussion Forum and Information Centre developed by First Northern Arts Interactive-FNAI.
Tribal Courts Self-Help Guide
This article is designed to provide a guide to any individual who has the occasion to appear in Tribal Court in connection with a Civil (any non-criminal) matter.
Turtle Island Native Network 
An Incredible Site out of Canada...Chock full of information
Welcome to Hanksville
Loads of Native American Links here
Welcome to
A connection to Native America on the web. Within this site you will find various sections, and although each can stand alone as a site itself, together they form
Wisdom Keepers
WKI's goal has always been to provide culturally and historically accurate educational programs and resources on indigenous cultures from the People of those cultures rather than about the cultures.
Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Welcome to the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. You are about to embark on a prehistoric journey, a voyage into the past when woolly mammoths and scimitar cats used to roam Beringia. These large mammals of an age long ago are recalled in the First Nations legends of monsters and the creation of the world from a flooded land.
Yukon Native Language Centre
The Yukon Native Language Centre is a training and research facility which provides a range of linguistic and educational services to Yukon First Nations and to the general public. It is located in the Commons wing of Yukon College, Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse, Canada. The Centre is administered by the Council of Yukon First Nations with funds provided by the Government of Yukon.
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