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4Directions - An Indigenous Model of Education
includes a large number of Native American resources including: culture and learning, thematic cycles, community publishing, school intranets, software reviews, papers and reports, Native American links, and electronic mentoring
Aboriginal Links International
An extensive site of links to information and resources concerning many of the world's Aboriginal Peoples.
Aboriginal Youth Network (Canada)
displays youth art, reports news, and provides links to Internet search clients and other sites that are related to youth and aboriginal issues.
Aboriginal Star Knowledge
Study Native legends and folklore behind the stars.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Home Page
Available in English or French, this site has several sections including press releases, resources and aboriginal head start info.
BC Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs: Historical References
A brief summary of British Columbia's history as it touches upon aboriginal affairs.
Bill's Aboriginal Links
Links to aboriginal resources around the world
Bone Snow Knives & Tin Oil Lamps
Around one hundred and eighty objects representing many of Canada's First Peoples from the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Civilization. "While the various groups are not evenly represented, this exhibit nevertheless provides an overview of First Peoples cultures in Canada. "
British Columbia Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
Information about the ministry's organization and mandate, BC First Nations, and the treaty negotiation process.
Canadian Arctic Profiles
Up-to-date information, photographs and links to other related web site. Topics include: exploration of the northwest passage, arctic mammals and birds, Inuit harvesting and hunting activities, environmental sensitivity, the Arctic physical environment, and its Indigenous People.
Canadian First Nations
Provides history and present circumstances, cultures, and values and communication for international indigenous peoples.
Canada-Indian Treaties
maps showing areas covered by treaties from pre-Confederation to 1923. A table gives details of treaties, including parties involved
Canadian Museum of Civilization - First Peoples
There are several resources available on this virtual tour of the CMC. Available in English and French.
Carving at Skidegate
Information and pictures about totem pole carving.
Canada's First Nations
Links to sites on location of tribes, pre-European life, watercraft, art and museums.
Cape Dorset Inuit Art & Inuit Cultural Perspectives
Graphic work from some famous artists from the community of Cape Dorset with the memories, myths and legends of elders from the community of Igloolik.
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation: Historical Background
A historical summary of the Anishnawbe (a.k.a. Chippewa, Ojibwa) of the Thames River in Southern Ontario.
Cree Hand Signals
"This site has close to 175 gif animations showing Don Philpot, a teacher and language specialist for the Transcona Springfield School Division in Winnipeg, demonstrating various Cree hand signals"
Cree Language Lessons
"The phrase book is a compilation of materials from the course 'Introduction to the Cree Language' developed in the IMPACTE programme at Brandon University...The text is based on the dialects of Manitoba. "
First Nations Histories
When complete, this site will have histories of approximately 240 tribes ( from first contact to 1900). Although the tribes will be primarily from the U.S., First Nations from Canada and Mexico that had important roles (Huron, Micmac, Assiniboine, etc.) will be included. Documents on tribes has information in the following categories: location, population, names, language, sub-nations, villages and bands, current groups, culture, and history.
First Nations Periodical Index
"Contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers. "
First Perspective, Aboriginal News and Events
An online Canadian publication that focuses on the issues and subjects of concern and interest to First Nations
Fourth World Documentation Project
"Our goal is to present the online community with the greatest possible access to Fourth World documents and resources. The Fourth World Documentation Project is an online library of texts which record and preserve our peoples' struggles to regain their rightful place in the international community." A huge site with many documents concerning indigenous peoples. Some searching may be needed to find documents pertaining to a specific rainforest for an indigenous people.
Games of the Plains Cree
Provides historical information and the rules to play many games of the Plains Cree, including games of chance, target, balls, toys, etc..
Historical Look at Canada & B.C.'s Relationship With First Nations
A brief timeline of major events in BC with a First Nations impact.
History of the Northwest Coast
A collection of excerpts from journals during the European/Indian contact period on the NW Coast.
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Links to many other WWW sites, categorized by such topics as cultural, art, music, education, history, video and government resources.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
This Canadian federal government site contains information about the department, its publications, and branches. In English and French.
Information about Innu History and Culture
About 50 articles/resources on the history of the Innu (formerly known as Montagnais or Naskapi) of eastern Québec and Labrador.
Luxton Museum of the Plains Indian
Explore the history of the Firts Nations of the Northern Plains and Canadian Rockies "Your journey through the collections has been organized into 20 modules under four main sections. Each module is designed for a fifty minute class including a 200-300 word text followed by a short comprehension test and suggestions for further classroom activities."
The Metis
Information on the history and culture of the Metis people
Miawpukek First Nations Homepage
"Our mission is to preserve, promote and advance the culture, health, economic, educational and social well-being of our people - Including our language, history and spirituality."
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection
Features 660 selections from the Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Database.
Myths and Legends for Native American Youth
AADIZOOKAANAG -- Traditional Stories, Legends and Myths
Native American Home Pages
Links to Native American Home Pages
Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
An extremely large site offering information and extensive resources on Aboriginal groups around the world.
Native American Indian Resources
Includes stories, herbal knowledge, art, astronomy, Maya information, and links to native schools on-line.
Native American Mythology
Over 300 articles on Native American Mythology, organized alphabetically by tribe.
Native American Tribes: Index pages
Information on almost all Native American cultures.
Native People of Tropical Rainforests
This fact sheet identifies some of the indigenous people in the rainforests, the life style they have have lived for hundreds or thousands of years, and some of the difficulties they experience in the rainforests today.
Native Pre-contact Housing Styles
A map that shows distributions of housing types in the pre-contact eras based on archaeological sites, ethnographic data (both visual observations of housing and explanations by Native people).
Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields: The Wartime Contribution of Canada's First Peoples
"In producing this publication, Veterans Affairs Canada hopes that Canadians, particularly those who are learning about Canadian history in the classroom, will gain a better understanding of the contribution of Aboriginal veterans to this nation's wartime response."
NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art
Covering beadwork, leather and clothes, and stonework.
Newfoundland's Aboriginal Peoples
Information about Newfoundland's three First Nations groups; the Inuit, the Innu, and the Micmac. In English and French.
North American Pre-Contact Native Culture Area
Prepared by the Canadian INAC, this map shows culture areas of more than 500 tribes of North America before first contact. Also included is information on each of these cultures.
North West Coast Printmakers
The University of Victoria's Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery presents a sample of its collection of 2000 Northwest Coast First Nations prints in the form of an interactive educational art game. In addition, students may access more specific information about the cultures of the The Six Nations (Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haida, Tsimshian, and Tlingit).
Nisga'a History
A document summarizing the history of the Nisga'a of the Nass River valley in North West BC.
Nunatsiaq News
A Northwest Territories newspaper which publishes the latest news, events and concerns for the regions of Baffin, Keewatin and Kitikmeot. In 1999, these three region will become the new territory of Nunavut. You can view the news in Inuktitut text by downloading the Nunacom font available for both Mac and Windows.
Our Elders: Interviews with Saskatchewan Elders
Developers of this site hope that it will promote cultural awareness, and provide younger generations with access to a history that may otherwise be inaccessible. This website includes a searchable database of images and information provided in the interviews.
Project L.I.S.T.E.N.
Lessons with a Native Amercian theme..
Taqamkukwa Mi'kmaq Saqamawouti (Newfoundland Mi'kmaq Government): History
"When the early European explorers arrived in our land, the (French) initially referred to our people as Sourquois and later as Mi'kmaq; we call ourself Inu (Human Being). Our nation consists of the areas now known as New Brunswick, Maine, Québec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland." For historical information, click on "history" and "historic photos."
Totem Poles: An Exploration
Information including: What Do Totem Poles Mean? Where to Visit Totem Poles and See Record Breaking Poles: BC and Alaska; "Low Man on the Totem Pole" Myths and Falsehoods About Totem Poles.
Tribes and Bands of British Columbia
An alphabetical listing of BC tribes and bands with their addresses, telephone & fax numbers, and links to their web sites where available.
Virtual Keeping House: A First Nations Gallery
"The Keeping House is a means of Aboriginal people and those interested in Indian culture in Saskatchewan to view the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre's permanent Aboriginal art collection and also its collection of artifacts." Also includes links to other related sites.
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Aboriginal Studies
Aboriginal Studies across the globe. Sites and information are organized according to nations.