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View Resource NativeWeb site and mailing list

NativeWeb, a rich source of information and documents about indigenous peoples, has moved to a new location and has been expanded since we reported on it last year. The site seeks to "provide a cyber-place for Earth's indigenous peoples." The site at present provides pointers to North and South American indigenous peoples' resources, and promises in future to provide sources for Asia and Africa....
View Resource SAIIC-L: South and Meso American Indian Rights Center Mailing List

The South and Meso American Indian Rights Center sponsors an announcement mailing list for news items and urgent-action alerts to promote its goal to link Indian peoples of the Americas.
View Resource MOST: Database of Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge

"The Centre for International Research and Advisory Networks (CIRAN) in co-operation with UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) has established a new Database Of Best Practices On Indigenous Knowledge." The site includes a definition of indigenous knowledges, a discussion of criteria for selecting "best practices," and a Registry of Best Practices that gives numerous...
View Resource Aboriginal Connections: An Indigenous Peoples Web Directory

Created and maintained by Rob Wesley, this Web directory indexes sites related to Canadian aboriginal, Native American, and international indigenous peoples and cultures. The annotated links are organized by topic, including First Nations, Education, Government, History, and Organizations, among others. What's new, a top 100 listing, and an internal search engine are also provided. Visitors are...
View Resource New Zealand Historic Places Trust

The New Zealand Historic Places Trust site contains several sections that will be of great assistance to persons interested in the area of historic and cultural preservation, or for those interested in a different perspective on the practice and art of historical preservation. The research centerpiece of the site is the New Zealand Historic Places Register, which contains information on over 1,000...
View Resource The Canela Indians of Northeastern Central Brazil

Based largely on the pioneering research of Bill Crocker, this site on the Canela Indians of Central Brazil is hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Designed to educate a general audience about the life and activities of the Canela, the site contains numerous sections that allow visitors to explore a world that few persons will be able to visit. First-time visitors will...
View Resource The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Indigenous Studies CWIS George Manuel Library

The Center for World Indigenous Studies has established an Indigenous Studies World Wide Web Virtual Library site. It is a pointer site that contains links to over one hundred sites and pointer sites, arranged geographically: Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Central and South America, Europe, and the Pacific. There is also a list of General Resources, with pointers to background and context...
View Resource Traditional Ecological Knowledge Prior Art Database

The Traditional Ecological Knowledge Prior Art Database (TEK*PAD) "is an index and search engine of existing Internet-based, public domain documentation concerning indigenous knowledge and plant species uses." TEK*PAD, a multi-organization collaboration offered through the American Association for the Advancement of Science, provides links to taxonomic data, ethnobotanical information, academic...
View Resource Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation

The concerns of such indigenous peoples who are unrepresented in the pantheon of nations is admirably represented by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), who strive "to protect their human and cultural rights, preserve their environments, and to find non-violent solutions to conflicts which affect them." The best way to learn about these various groups is to peruse the...
View Resource United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

During the 20th century, there has been a concerted effort by a number of transnational organizations and advocacy groups to effectively lobby for the rights and protection of indigenous groups in all parts of the world. In 2000, the United Nations Economic and Social Council established the Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues to effectively address the needs of the 370 million indigenous peoples...
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