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Aboriginal Studies WWW VL __ An Internet guide to indigenous studies with several links to additional materials. - From -

African Forest Peoples __ "African forest people tend to be noticeably smaller than those from the savannas, the Pygmies being the most extreme example. Their small stature undoubtedly enables them to move about the forest more efficiently than taller peoples. Additionally, their smaller body mass allows pygmies to dissipate their body heat more efficiently." that is only a small part of the information provided here about the forest peoples of Africa. - From -

The Akha Heritage Foundation: Welcome __ Learn about the Akha people of Thailand. You will find an overview and a series of articles. - illustrated - From the Akah Heritage Foundation -

All About Sea Ice, Indigenous People :: National Snow and Ice Data Center __ "Antarctica has no indigenous population and no permanent residents, but the Arctic has a relatively small number of indigenous people, mostly concentrated along the coasts. They rely on sea ice for transportation and hunting."  Learn how global warming and the melting of sea ice effects these people. - illustrated - From -

Center For World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) Home Page __ "The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations. The Center fosters better understanding between peoples through the publication and distribution of literature written and voiced by leading contributors from Fourth World Nations. An important goal of CWIS is to establish cooperation between nations and to democratize international relations between nations and between nations and states." You will learn about programs, find articles, goals and success stories. - illustrated - From CWIS -

Chief George Manuel Library - Fourth World Documentation Project __ An archive of thousands of documents and publications from American Indian Nations and indigenous peoples from around the world. Not all are online and you may have to contact the library to access many of them. However, you will find texts of some reports under the "What we do" link. - From Chief George Manuel Library -

Cultural Survival __ "The impulse for the founding of Cultural Survival came from the processes of 'development' being undertaken in the Amazonian regions of South America during the 1960s. The 'opening up' of the Amazonian hinterland and the drastic effects this had on the indigenous peoples living there dramatized the urgent need to defend the human rights of these 'victims of progress.' It was also clear that this was not solely an Amazonian problem. All over the world, governments were seeking to extract resources from areas that had not hitherto been developed and, in the process, were mistreating their indigenous inhabitants. What should be done about this? What could be done about this? Cultural Survival was founded to try to answer these questions and to work for the solutions developed by the nascent indigenous and pro-indigenous movements." You will find numerous articles, issues, information by region and much more. - illustrated - From Cultural survival Inc. -
Ethnicity and Race by Countries __ Indigenous peoples and others for all the world's nations. - From InfoPlease - 


The History of Native America __ An extensive collection of click-to-read articles about the indigenous people of America. - From World History Archives -

Indigenous peoples __ An encyclopedic article with links to additional materials.  "This article is about peoples who fall under the definition of "indigenous peoples" used in international law and by various international and non-governmental organizations." - From Wikipedia -

Indigenous Peoples in Asia __ Full book text online.  "The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in Asia - A Resource Book "  A PDF file - From -

Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources __ "Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources is dedicated to providing information, news, articles, videos, and resources for those concerned about, and for, indigenous peoples around the world."  Many articles, resources and more. - From -

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America __ Many resources and articles (many in Spanish only) by continent and country. - From -

Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Homepage __ A constantly updated source for law and programs for and about indigenous peoples from around the world. You will find numerous click-to-read articles and press releases. - From Victoria University of Wellington -

Indigenous peoples - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights __ "In recent years, there have been significant advances in international thinking and action on indigenous issues and rights, including the landmark adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007."  A brief overview of these rights. - From -

International Day of the World's Indigenous People __ "The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection."  A brief overview of this world wide celebration of indigenous peoples. - From -   

List of  peoples __ "This list is grouped by region, and sub-region. Note that a particular group may warrant listing under more than one region, either because the group is distributed in more than one region (example: Inuit in North America and eastern Russia), or there may be some overlap of the regions themselves..." - From Wikipedia - 


Mountain Voices: Oral Testimonies from Mountain and Highland Regions Round the World __ Oral histories from various "highlander" indigenous peoples. - illustrated - From the Panos Institute -

NAISA __ Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. - From -  

Native Literature Directory __ While heavily weighted with Native American indigenous literature, there is material from around the world. You will find an extended list of click-to-read literature and other articles. - From American Indian Heritage Foundation -

Native People of the Tropics __ A photo gallery. - illustrated - From Dr. Zoltan Takacs -

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples __ Learn about the universal rights of indigenous societies and how they are threatened. - From - 


Self-Determination in the Information Age __ Learn what is meant by the "Fourth World" and how the advent of the information age is changing things there. - From -

South American Indigenous News - __ "Headline news articles of South America's indigenous people, covering stories on politics, finance, weather, dance and more."  Many articles. - illustrated - From -  

Survival International: for Tribal Peoples __ Survival International is a world wide organization supporting the rights of tribal peoples wherever they may be. You will find news, programs, and more. You will learn about tribal peoples, where they live and what their challenges are. - illustrated - From Survival International -

Who are indigenous peoples? __ "It is estimated that there are more than 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide. Practicing unique traditions, they retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live."  A factsheet. - From -


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