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Directories of Tribes (part of NILL's Tribal Law Gateway) includes (2012) List of Federally Recognized Tribes and other directories of tribal governments and reservations.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q & A about Native American people & tribes from the Native American Rights Fund
This web page answers questions related to terminology about Native American people and tribes, sovereignty, reservations, citizenship, military service, taxes, and benefits.

Q & A about Native American tribes from the Bureau of Indian Affairs
This web page answers questions related to terminology about Native American people and tribes, sovereignty, reservations, citizenship, military service, taxes, land rights, benefits, education, legal status, voting rights, tribal membership and enrollment, federal payments, treaties, jurisdiction, governance, gaming, languages, etc.

What is the Bureau of Indian Affairs?
(from the Bureau of Indian Affairs)

What Federal Benefits and Services are there for Native American People?
(from the Bureau of Indian Affairs)
This web page includes a section on the "myth of the monthly check" and Federal services for Native Americans.

 

Statistics

American Indian and Alaska Native (AINA) Data and Links - (U.S. Census). 2000 and pre-2000 Census information and other data relating to Native Americans. "Popular data," information about tribes, maps, reservations, population and more.

American Indian and Alaska Native Populations - (U.S. Census Bureau) - Projections for the future and data from the 1990 and 2000 censuses.

Facts on the American Indian and Alaskan Native Population - (U.S Census Bureau) - Social and economic information, plus maps and statistical briefs, among other information.

Statistics (about gaming) - (Native American Rights Fund) - In the brochure "Dispelling the Myths About Indian Gaming."

We the People: American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States - (United States Census Bureau). Census 2000 Special Reports. Issued February 2006.

 

News Sources

Index of Native American Media Resources on the Internet - Links to newspapers,

Indianz.com - Current news, Native television, site of the week, arts and entertainment.

IM Diversity: Native American Village - (IM Diversity.com). Links to recent Associated Press articles dealing with Native Americans.

NativeLaw News Digest - Links to recent newspaper articles dealing with Native American legal issues.

Native American Publications in the United States: A Quick Guide - (Aboriginal Media Services).

Native Media - (Lisa Mitten of the American Indian Library Association). Links to newspapers, journals, film, radio, television.

Native News Online - Provides links to recent and archived news about Native Americans as well as indigenous peoples from other parts of the world. Offers categories of news: "legal," "environmental," "health" etc.

Reznet: Reporting from Native America - A project of the University of Montana School of Journalism, Reznet is an online newspaper. " Founded in 2002, reznet hires about 30 Native American college students nationwide as reporters, editors, photographers, copy editors and multimedia journalists to cover their tribal communities or colleges during the academic year. With few exceptions, staff members are graduates of the Freedom Forum's American Indian Journalism Institute, an intensive three-week training and internship program each June at the University of South Dakota." [From the web site].

Historical:

American Native Press Archives at Sequoyah Research Center - (University of Arkansas, Little Rock). "Maintains the largest collection of Native Newspapers and periodicals in the world in hard copy and film including press histories 1828 - present."

Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspapers and Periodicals - Comprehensive collection of several centuries of American newspaper history including a Native American newspaper collection.

 

General Information Resources

American Indian Issues: an Introductory and Curricular Guide for Educators - (American Indian Civics Projects). Brief guides on important civil rights and legal issues, includes a chronological history and historical overview of the relationship between the U.S. government and American Indians. Special topics include: mascots and Indian boarding schools.

American Indian Territoriality: An Online Research Guide (Edition of October 17, 2003) (2 PDF versions) - (Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project, University of Oklahoma Law Library). By Imre Sutton, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Fullerton.

American Indian Tribal Sovereignty Primer - (American Indian Policy Center).

Environmental guides with chapters on federal Indian law:

EPA American Indian Environmental Office Resource Guide - (United States Environmental Protection Agency). Includes a chapter on federal Indian law. Use the Internet Archive to access this resource.

Forest Service National Resource Guide to American Indian and Alaska Native Relations - (United States Forest Service). Includes a chapter on the government-to-government relationship.

Native American Publications in the United States: A Quick Guide - (Aboriginal Media Services).

Encyclopedia of North American Indians - (Houghton Mifflin).

American Indian Resource Center - A community library of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, "The collection attempts to cover the full spectrum of American Indian experience in the continental United States - from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Subjects covered include art, architecture, bibliographies, biographies, education, fiction, history, languages, literature, government relations, federal Indian law, tribal law, tribal studies (individual tribes) and geographic area studies (e.g., California Tribes)."

Labriola National American Indian Data Center - (Arizona State University).

University of Oklahoma Law Center and Law Library - Native American Law Resources, including the American Indian Law Review and the Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project.

List of Native American Websites - maintained by Lisa Mitten

Problem of Indian Administration: Meriam Report (1921)

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