University of Arizona Press listings include: M. Bianet Castellanos; Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera; Arturo J. Aldama, eds., Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Toward a Hemispheric Approach (376 pp. for 37.95 paper); Donald L. Fixico, Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West (250 pp. for $30 paper, $45 cloth);Billy J. Stratton, Foreword by Frances Washburn, Afterword by George E. Tinker,  Buried in Shades of Night: Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip’s War (224 pp. for $45 cloth); Michelle M. Jacob,  Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing (145 pp. for $45 cloth); Dian Million,  Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights (240 pp. for $50 cloth); and Leslie Green and David R. Green, Knowing the Day, Knowing the World: Engaging Amerind Thought in Public Archeology (256 pp. for $55 clothe), all  from the University of Arizona Press, 355 S. Euclid Ave., Suite 103, Tucson, AZ 85701, phone/fax (800) 426-3797,

Offerings from the University of Hawaii Press include: Samuel P. King and Randall W. Roth,  Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, and Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust on the misappropriation of the trust of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom (336 pp. for $18.00 paper); Matthew G. Allen, Greed and Grievance” Ex-Militants’ Perspectives on the Conflict in the  Solomon Islands, 1998–2003 (264 pp. for $55 cloth); Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen, ed.,  Burma/Myanmar—Where Now? (160 pp. for $20 paper, $55 cloth); Selwyn Katene, The Spirit of Māori Leadership (180 pp. for $35 paper); Mosh Rapaport, Ed., The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society, Revised Edition (452 pp. for $48 paper), All, plus $5 first item, $1 each additional, shipping, from University of Hawai’i Press, 1840 Kolawalu St., Honolulu, HI 96822 (808)956-8255,,

Recent offerings from the University of New Mexico Press include: Edward Dorn, Photography by Leroy Lucas, Matthew Hofer, Ed,. The Shoshoneans: The People of the Basin-Plateau Expanded Edition  (256 pp. for $34.95 paper); and , all plus $5 for the first item and $1 for each additional, shipping, from the University of New Mexico Press, MSC04 2820, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131-0001 (505)272-7777 or (800)249-7737,

University of Nebraska Press offerings include:  Don L. Fixico, Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos, and Reality (264 pp. for $50); and Edited and annotated by Alicia Delgadillo, with Miriam A. Perrett, From Fort Marion to Fort Sill: A Documentary History of the Chiricahua Apache Prisoners of War, 1886-1913 (456 pp. cloth for $70), all, plus $5 for first item, $1 for each additional, from University of Nebraska Press, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE 68588 (800)755-1105,,

Offerings from the University of Oklahoma Pres include: Blake A. Watson, Buying America from the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights ($45.00s cloth); William Least Heat-Moon and James K. Wallace, eds., An Osage Journey to Europe, 1827–1830: Three French Accounts (168 pp. for $29.95 cloth); Mark Edwin Miller, Foreword by Chadwick Corntassel Smith,  Claiming Tribal Identity: The Five Tribes and the Politics of Federal Acknowledgment (480 pp. for $29,95 paper); John Stands In Timber and Margot Liberty, Foreword by Raymond J. DeMallie, Map Commentary by Michael N. Donahuey,  A Cheyenne Voice: The Complete John Stands In Timber Interviews (504 pp. for $34.95 cloth); Roger L. Nichols, Warrior Nations: The United States and Indian Peoples (356 pp. for $24.95); Sebastian Felix Braun, ed, Afterword By Raymond J. Demallie, Transforming Ethnohistories: Narrative, Meaning, and Community (320 pp. for $24.95 paper); James W. Parins, Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820–1906 (296 pp. for 34.95 cloth); Paul N. Beck, Columns of Vengeance: Soldiers, Sioux, and the Punitive Expeditions, 1863–1864 (320 pp. for $34.95 cloth); Sebastian Felix Braun, Buffalo Inc.: American Indians and Economic Development (288 pp. for $29.95 paper); William S. Kiser, Dragoons in Apacheland: Conquest and Resistance in Southern New Mexico, 1846–1861 (376 pp. for $29.95 cloth); Jon S. Blackman, Oklahoma’s Indian New Deal (192 pp. for $24.85 paper);

Blue Clark, Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide (432 pp. for $19.95 paper); Maureen Trudelle Schwarz, Foreword by Louise Lamphere Navajo Lifeways: Contemporary Issues, Ancient Knowledge (286 pp. for $21.95); James N. Leiker and

Ramon Powers, The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory (276 pp. for $19.95 paper); Peter Perkins Pitchlynn, Translated and Edited by Marcia Haag and Henry Willis, Introduction by Clara Sue Kidwell, A Gathering of Statesmen: Records of the Choctaw Council Meetings, 1826–1828 (180 pp. for $29.95 paper); Stephanie Pratt, American Indians in British Art, 1700–1840 (338 pp. for $21.95 paper); Robert W. Patch, Indians and the Political Economy of Colonial Central America, 1670–1810 (272 pp. for $36.95 cloth); W. George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz, with Wendy Kramer and William R. Swezey,  “Strange Lands and Different Peoples:” Spaniards and Indians in Colonial Guatemala (288 pp. for $45 cloth); Ronald Spores and Andrew K. Balkansky, The Mixtecs of Oaxaca: Ancient Times to the Present (328 pp. for $45 cloth); by John P. Hawkins, James H. McDonald, eds., Crisis of Governance in Maya Guatemala: Indigenous Responses to a Failing State (280 pp. for $19.95 paper): and Walter Randolph Adams and Sarah E. Jackson, Politics of the Maya Court: Hierarchy and Change in the Late Classic Period (248 pp. for $29.95 cloth); Jon C. Lohse, Classic Maya Political Ecology: Resource Management, Class Histories, and Political Change in Northwestern Belize (256 pp. for $67 paper), all, plus $5 for first item, $1.50 for each additional, shipping, from the University of Oklahoma Press, Attn: Order Department, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069-8218.

Also available through University of Oklahoma Press (just above, same arrangement) are books from Chickasaw University Press including: Phillip Carroll Morgan, Riding Out the Storm: 19th Century Chickasaw Governors: Their Lives and Intellectual Legacy (200 pp. for $20 cloth).

Offerings from the University of Alaska Press include: Igor Krupnik and Michael Chlenov, Yupik Transitions: Change and Survival at Bering Strait, 1900–1960 (400 pp. cloth for $60); and Ernest S. Burch, Jr., Edited by Erica Hill,  Inupiaq Ethnohistory: Selected Essays (360 pp. for $35), all plus $6 first item, $1 each additional, from University of Alaska Press:

Books form University of Pennsylvania Press include: Michael Witgen, An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America (456 pages for $45.00 cloth, $26.50 cloth, $26.50 Ebook); Daniela Bleichmar and Peter C. Mancall, Editors, Collecting Across Cultures: Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World (392 pages for $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 Ebook ), all plus $5 first item, $2 each additional, from University of Pennsylvania Press,

Offerings from the University of Minnesota Press include: Thomas KingThe Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America said to be, “A brilliantly subversive and darkly humorous history of Indian–White relations in North America since first contact.“ (272 pp. for $24.95 cloth); Julie L. Davis, Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities ($22.95 paper, $69.95 cloth); M ishuana Goeman, Mark My Words: Native American Women Mappint Our Nations ($25 paper, $75 cloth); Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua, The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School ($25 paper, $75 cloth); and Monique Allewaert, Ariel’s Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics ($25 paper, $75 cloth), plus $5 first item, $1 each additional, from:

Offerings from the University of Kansas Press include: William E. Unrau, Indians, alcohol, and the Roads to Taos and Santa Fe (192 pp. for $29.95 cloth); and Colleen O’Neil, Working the Navajo Way: Labor and Culture in the Twentieth Century (236 pp. for $19.95 paper, $29.95 cloth), all, plus $5 for first item, $1 for each additional, shipping, from:

Frederick Hoxie, This Indian Country: American Indian political Activists and the Place They Made
 from the early 19th through the late 20th century is published by Penguin for $32.95 cloth, and is available in Kindle.

Charles Trimble, Iyeska gives Charles Trimbles observations of Indian history from his experience from boarding school through Congress. The book is 184 pp. for $16.95 Perfectbound
 by Dog Ear Publishing, available at:

Felix Hoehn, Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada, Winner of "Scholarly Writing" 
at the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Awards, is 182 pp. for  $30.00 from Native Law Center of Canada:   Paper, Hoehn argues, “Reconciling pre-existing Aboriginal sovereignty with de facto Crown sovereignty will not threaten the territory of Canada, nor will it result in a legal vacuum. Rather, it will facilitate the self-determination of Aboriginal peoples within Canada and strengthen Canada’s claim to territorial integrity in the eyes of international law.” In Reconciling Sovereignties, Felix Hoehn presents a persuasive case that the once unquestioned and uncritical acceptance of the Crown’s assertion of sovereignty over Aboriginal peoples and their territories is now being replaced by an emerging paradigm that recognizes the equality of Aboriginal and settler peoples and requires these peoples to negotiate how they will share sovereignty in Canada.

Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn From Traditional Societies is 499 pp. for $36 from Viking.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) publishes a range of reports and analysis on a regular basis, including: Annual Reports; FY 2014 Indian Country Budget Request: Supporting Economic Security and Prosperity; Securing Our Futures (2013, shows areas where tribes are exercising their sovereignty right now, diversifying their revenue base, and bringing economic success to their nations and surrounding communities. The path to securing our future – from education to food security, climate change to workforce development – is illuminated by the proven success of tribal nations. While the circumstances of each tribal nation are unique, the promising practices contained in the report offer a way forward to secure tribal economies and sustain prosperity for future generations), Investing in Tribal Governments: Case Studies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2010, part of the Indian Country Works campaign, to measure the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in tribal communities, highlights a series of nine cases studies that profile projects being funded throughout Indian Country under ARRA. Developed through a series of interviews with tribal leaders, program staff and community members, these case studies convey the impact and potential of a broad range of federal investments in tribal communities.); Investing in Tribal Governments: An Analysis of Impact and Remaining Need Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2010, provides an analysis of the nearly $3 billion of wide-ranging investments made through ARRA in tribal communities across the country. While ARRA provided tremendous new opportunities for tribes, it also highlighted the continuing federal investment that is required for tribal governments to meet the needs of their citizens); and Native American Economic Policy Report: Developing Tribal Economies to Create Healthy, Sustainable, and Culturally Vibrant Communities (2007), all are available from NCIA at:

The documentary film, Nua Rapa Nui, which means "Rapa Nui grandmother," is the search of justice of, the Rapa Nui people, to get their ancestral land back on Easter Island, illegally expropriated by the Chilean State. For more go to:, and on The film’s Crowdfunding Campaign is at:

We Can’t Eat Gold is a new documentary directed by Joshua Tucker, gives voice to the local inhabitants of Bristol Bay as they oppose the construction of the Pebble Mine. For details go to:

Useful Web Sites

CELANEN: A Journal of Indigenous Governance was launched, this winter, by the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria, at: CELANEN (pronounced CHEL-LANG-GEN) is a Saanich word for "our birthright, our ancestry, sovereignty" and sets the tone for this annual publication containing articles, poetry, and commentary. The first issue is dedicated to Art Tsaqwassupp Thompson (Ditidaht), who donated his artwork entitled "new beginnings" for use by the Indigenous Governance Program.

Native Research Network is now at: Its vision statement is: "A leadership community of American Indian, Alaska Native, Kanaka Maoli, and Canadian Aboriginal persons promoting integrity and excellence in research". Its mission is "To provide a pro-active network of American Indian, Alaska Native, Kanaka Maoli, and Canadian Aboriginal persons to promote and advocate for high quality research that is collaborative, supportive and builds capacity, and to promote an environment for research that operates on the principles of integrity, respect, trust, ethics, cooperation and open communication in multidisciplinary fields". The Native Research Network (NRN) provides networking and mentoring opportunities, a forum to share research expertise, sponsorship of research events, assistance to communities and tribes, and enhanced research communication. The NRN places a special emphasis on ensuring that research with Indigenous people is conducted in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. Its Member List serve:

The National Indian Housing Council offers a number of reports at:

The American Indian Studies Consortium is at:

Some news sources that have been useful in putting the issues of Indigenous Policy together are:

For reports of U.S. government legislation, agency action, and court decisions: Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker, LLP, 2120 L Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037,

Indian Country Today:

News from Indian Country:

The Navajo Times:

Pechanga Net:

Survival International:

Cultural Survival:, or

Censored (in Indian Country):

ArizonaNativeNet is a virtual university outreach and distance learning telecommunications center devoted to the higher educational needs of Native Nations in Arizona, the United States and the world through the  utilization of the worldwide web and the knowledge-based and technical  resources and expertise of the University of Arizona, providing resources for Native Nations nation-building, at:

The Forum for 'friends of Peoples close to Nature' is a movement of groups and individuals, concerned with the survival of Tribal peoples and their culture, in particular hunter-gatherers:

Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education), with lists of projects and publications, and reports of numerous Indigenous meetings:

Andre Cramblit ( has begun a new Native news blog continuing his former Native list serve to provide information pertinent to the American Indian community. The blog contains news of interest to Native Americans, Hawaiian Natives and Alaskan Natives. It is a briefing of items that he comes across that are of broad interest to American Indians. News and action requests are posted as are the occasional humorous entry. The newsletter is designed to inform you, make you think and keep a pipeline of information that is outside the mainstream media. “I try and post to it as often as my schedule permits I scan a wide range of sources on the net to get a different perspective on Native issues and try not to post stuff that is already posted on multiple sources such as websites or other lists”. To subscribe to go to:

Sacred Places Convention For Indigenous Peoples provides resources for protecting sacred places world wide. Including, news, journals, books and publishing online Weekly News and providing an E-mail list serve, as well as holding conferences. For information go to:

Mark Trahant Blog, Trahant Reports, is at:

UANativeNet, formerly Arizona NativeNet, is a resource of topics relevant to tribal nations and Indigenous Peoples, particularly on matters of law and governance.

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development offers a number of reports and its “Honoring Indian Nations” at:

The Seventh generation Fund online Media Center:

Native Earthworks Preservation, an organization committed to preserving American Indian sacred sites, is at:

Indianz.Com has posted Version 2.0 of the Federal Recognition Database, an online version of the Acknowledgment Decision Compilation (ADC),  a record of  documents that the Bureau of Indian Affairs  has on file for dozens of groups that have made it through the  federal recognition process. The ADC contains over 750 MB of documents -- up from over 600MB in version 1.2 --  that were scanned in and cataloged by the agency's Office of Federal Acknowledgment. The new version includes has additional documents and is easier to use. It is available at:

Tribal Link has an online blog at:

The National Indian Education Association:

Climate Frontlines is a global forum for indigenous peoples, small islands and vulnerable communities, running discussions, conferences and field projects:

Cry of the Native Refugee web site,, is dedicated to “The True Native American History.”

The RaceProject has a Facebook Page that is a forum for the dissemination and discussion of contemporary Race and Politics issues. It includes a continuing archive of news stories, editorial opinion, audio, video and pointed exchanges between academics, graduate students and members of the lay-public. Those interested can visit and sign up to the page at:

Rainmakers Ozeania studies possibilities for restoring the natural environment and humanity's rightful place in it, at:

Oxfam America’s interactive website: shows how social vulnerability and climate variability impact each county in the U.S. Southwest region. The methodology exposes how social vulnerability, not science, determines the human risk to climate change.

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is at:

The Newberry Library received a grant in August, 2007, from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund “Indians of the Midwest and Contemporary Issues.” The McNickle Center will construct this multimedia website designed to marry the Library’s rich collections on Native American history with state-of-the art interactive web capabilities to reveal the cultural and historical roots of controversial issues involving Native Americans today. These include conflicts over gaming and casinos, fishing and hunting rights, the disposition of Indian artifacts and archeological sites, and the use of Indian images in the media. In addition to historical collections, the site will also feature interviews with contemporary Native Americans, interactive maps, links to tribal and other websites, and social networking. For more information contact Céline Swicegood,

The site has scanned and searchable versions of thousands of newspapers daily from around the world. These are not truncated "online versions". You can view the actually pages of the paper published for that day. There are also 100's of US papers included daily. The service also allows you to set search terms or search particular papers daily. The service will also translate papers into English.

The Northern California Indian Development Council has a web-based archive of traditional images and sounds at:

Resource sites in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): National Indian Child Welfare
Association:, offers include publications, a library, information packets, policy information and research. NICWA's Publication Catalog is at: Http://’ Information Packets are at: Online ICWA Courses are at: The Indian Child Welfare Act: An Examination of State Compliance, from the Casey Foundation is at: Tribal Court
Clearinghouse ICWA Pages, with a brief review of ICWA and links to many valuable resources including Federal agencies and Native organizations. Other resource sources are: the Indian Law Resource
Center:, the National Indian Justice Center: Other sites can be found through internet search engines such as Google.
Some research web sites for ICWA include:,,,,,,,,,,,

Tribal College Journal (TCJ) provides to news related to American Indian higher education:

American Indian Graduate Center:

The Minneapolis American Indian Center's Native Path To Wellness Project of the Golden Eagle Program has developed a publication, Intergenerational Activities from a Native American Perspective that has been accepted by Penn State for their Intergenerational Web site:

The Indigenous Nations and Peoples Law, Legal Scholarship Journal has recently been created on line by the Social Science Research Network, with sponsorship by the
Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship at Syracuse University College of Law. Subscription to the journal is free, by clicking on:

The National Council Of Urban Indian Health is at:

A web site dedicated to tribal finance,

Lessons In Tribal Sovereignty, at:, features Welcome to American Indian Issues: An Introductory and Curricular Guide for Educators. The contents were made possible by the American Indian Civics Project (AICP), a project initially funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Native American Higher Education Initiative, The primary goal of the AICP is to provide educators with the tools to educate secondary students - Indian and non-Native alike - about the historical and contemporary political, economic, and social characteristics of sovereign tribal nations throughout the United States.

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) has a blog as part of its Celilo Legacy project, serving as a clearinghouse for public discourse, information, events, activities, and memorials. The blog is accessible by going to and clicking on the "Celilo Legacy blog" image, or by simply entering:

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho has Rezkast, a Web site of Native affairs and culture at:

A listing of the different Alaska Native groups' values and other traditional information is on the Alaska Native Knowledge website  at:

Red Nation Web Television:

A list of Indigenous Language Conferences is kept at the Teaching Indigenous Languages web site at Northern Arizona University:

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger is at For a detailed cautionary note about the usefulness of the UNESCO Atlas, see Peter K. Austin's comments. He is the Marit Rausing chair in field linguistics and director of linguistics at SOAS in the UK:


The Council of Elders, the governing authority of the Government Katalla-Chilkat Tlingit (provisional government): Kaliakh Nation (Region XVII) has initiated a web site in order to expose crimes against humanity committed upon the original inhabitants of Alaska, at:

An interactive website,, focuses on the Allotment Era in Cherokee History during the period from 1887 to 1934, when Congress divided American Indian reservation lands into privately owned parcels that could be (and widely were) sold to non Indians, threatening tribal existence.

The Blue Lake Rancheria of California launched a web site, Fall 2007, featuring the nation’s history, philosophy, economic enterprise, community involvement, and other topics, with many-links. One purpose of the site is to make tribal operations transparent. It is at:

UN Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:, The newsletter Message Stick highlighting the activities of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and its Secretariat 05 is available at:

Indigenous Rights Quarterly can be accessed at:

NGO Society for Threatened Peoples International, in consultative status to the United Nations ECOSOC, and in participatory status with the Council of Europe, Indigenous Peoples Department,  USA:

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO):

The Native Studies Research Network, UK, University of East Anglia, Norwich is at: .

The World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and its Journal are online at: (See the Ongoing Activities Section for more on WINHEC). The WINHEC site includes links to other Indigenous organizations and institutions.

A link on Latin American Indigenous Peoples:,,contentMDK:20505834~menuPK:258559~pagePK:146736~piPK:226340~theSitePK:258554,00.html

The Asian Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Network produces occasional papers and reports at:


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