Native American Women on the WWW
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August 13, 2007.
Multi-Purpose Sites on Native Americans
- Index of Native American Resources
on the Internet
- URL: http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources
Subject-arranged index compiled by Karen Strom, with categories that include
history, music, art, education, videos, bibliographies, government resources,
commercial sites, job notices, electronic texts (links to magazines, publishers,
and whole texts of books), and home pages for individuals
- URL: http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/indians.html
Links compiled by Lisa Mitten to home pages of individual native Nations;
organizations and businesses; journals and newspapers; powwows and festivals;
tribal colleges and Indian education. (Nativeculture.com site also includes
articles and other links besides Mitten's.)
- Indigenous Peoples'
- URL: http://www.indians.org/welker/natlit1.htm
Links compiled by Glenn Welker to Native American languages, art, documents,
speeches, quotes, prayers, poetry, stories, and more
- First Peoples
- URL: http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/menu-e.html
Hosted on Schoolnet, First Peoples links educational resources for K-12 teachers
and students, including curriculum materials on Native languages and literature,
school projects, and much more.
- NativeNet Home Page
- URL: http://www.native-net.org/
Subscription fors for electronic discussion lists NATIVENET ACADEMICS, NATIVENET
DIALOGUE, and NATIVENET POWWOW.
- URL: http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=NATIVELIT-L&H=LISTSERV.UNB.CA
Home page of discussion list on Native literature in Canada. Searching archives
is restricted to list members.
- URL: http://www.nativeweb.org/
"A cyber-place for earth's indigenous peoples," this site links to resources
on genealogy, languages, education, Nations, historical material, organizations,
bibliographies, newsletters, literature, news groups, and other resources
by subject. Women
is one of the subject categories. The books category includes listings for
a poetry section,
which includes poems by many women poets. There is also a search through
the entire site.
- Native American Indian -- Art, Culture,
Education, History. Science, -- Native Sources was a huge site compiled
by Paula Giese before her death in Summer, 1997. It is no longer being maintained.
The site maintained by Karen Strom includes a Memoriam
- URL: http://www.kstrom.net/isk/
Examples of Sites and Documents on Native American Women
Indian Women (library resources guide), by Ken Middleton, Middle
Tennessee State University, includes a section on primary
sources/ digital collections.
Activism, Issues, Resource Centers
- Coerced Sterilization
of Native American Women
- URL: http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/9118/mike.html
Section of the Native
American Political Issues website.
- Indigenous Women's Network
- URL: http://www.indigenouswomen.org/
IWN "supports public education and advocacy for the revitalization of our languages
and culture, elimination of all forms of oppression, the attainment of
self-sufficiency, and the protection of Mother Earth for future generations."
- The Institute For The Advancement
of Aboriginal Women
- URL: http://www.iaaw.ca/
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource
- URL: http://miwrc.org/default.html
Arts, Artists, and Music
- Hearts of the Nations: Aboriginal Women's Voices project
- URL: http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/cd~heart/index-e.html
Site includes songs.
- Native American
Women Photographers as Storytellers
- URL: http://www.sla.purdue.edu/WAAW/Jensen/NAW.html
By Joan M. Jensen, Women Artists of the American West
- "Watchful Eyes: Native American Women Artists" was an exhibit
at the Heard Museum, Phoenix,
AR. While there are no images from this exhibit still mounted on the Internet,
visit the Museum's website for information on other exhibits that include
- URL: http://www.heard.org/index.php
- Jeanne Rorex (Cherokee)
- URL: http://www.rorex-art.com/index.html
- Dana Tiger (Creek)
- URL: http://www.artnatam.com/dtiger/dtiger.html
"By drawing on the strength of the women of my Creek Indian ancestry, I am
better able to portray the dignity and determination of contemporary women."
- Diane Way (Lakota/Cheyenne) and Elayna Cabral (White Earth (Ojibwe)
and White Mountain (Apache)
- URL: http://www.ableza.org/
Two of the artists whose work is featured on the Ableza
(Native American Arts and Film Institute in San Jose, CA) website.
- Many Native American artists are promoted on the Native Art Network.
- URL: http://www.nativeart.net/
Bibliographies of Resources
Books About Native American Women
- URL: http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmai/women.htm
Compiled by the Smithsonian Institution.
- Grandmothers' Wisdom Keepers is no longer on the Wisdom
Keepers website, but visit their site for other items.
- URL: http://www.wisdomkeepers.org/
Violence in Aboriginal Communities: An Aboriginal Perspective
- URL: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/fvabor_e.html
From the National
Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Health Canada.
Native American Women: Barriers to Living Violence Free
- A Resource Guide on Family Violence Issues for Aboriginal Communities
- URL: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/fvaborres_e.html
From the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Health Canada.
Breast Cancer and Native American Women
- Native American Women's
Health Education Resource Center
- URL: http://www.nativeshop.org/nawherc.html
In Lake Andes, South Dakota.
Fact Sheet from the National Women's Health Network, mounted on the Breast Health Online site.
"Broken Treaties, Empty Promises: An Introduction to Native American Women's Health Issues"
Coerced Sterilization of Native American Women
of Governmentally Coerced Sterilization: The Plight of the Native American
Woman," by Michael Sullivan DeFine (1997)
- URL: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9118/mike2.html
HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal Women, Children, and Families from the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
- URL: http://www.caan.ca/english/grfx/resources/publications/Women_and_HIV.pdf
- National Women's Health Information Center -- use search box and search for "Native American," for links
to documents from numerous U.S. government agencies.
- "What Do Native American Women Suffer From?"
- URL: http://www.womancando.org/conditions/nativeamerican.htm
- 19th Century
Native American Women of the Plains and Desert Southwest Daily Life
- URL: http://photoswest.org/exhib/gallery4/leadin.htm
Exhibit from the Denver Public Library.
The Children of Changing WomanURL: http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/maria/Cwoman.html
Exhibit mounted by the Peabody Museum, Harvard University about an Apache woman. Curated by Ernestine Cody.
- Native American Women: Foundations of the People
- URL: http://www.snowwowl.com/histswritnawomen.html
- Native American Women Veterans
- URL: http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/americanindian/women.html
- Native American Women With Military Service
- URL: http://www.nativewomenveterans.org
By Brenda Finnicum
Spirit, by Julia White, contains biographies of historical Native American
- Women's Issues
- URL: http://www.bluecloud.org/women.html
Thematic issue from The Wind River Rendezvous, published by the American
Indian Culture Research Center, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD, on early Plains
Women's Association of Canada v. Canada (1994)
- URL: http://www.lexum.umontreal.ca/csc-scc/en/pub/1994/vol3/html/1994scr3_0627.html
Appellate decision of lawsuit brought by the NWAC challenging Canadian federal
funding of male-dominated aboriginal organizations.
- Wilma Mankiller
Former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, biographical information.
Examples of works mounted by the
University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center. Judy Boss, University
of Omaha created the machine readable versions.
Celebration of Women Writers
site contains an extension section of links by and about individual "First
Nations Writers." In addition, see sites below on individual writers.
- URL: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/_generate/FIRST%20NATIONS.html
Leslie Marmon Silko
- Interview with her conducted by Thomas Irmer
- URL: http://www.altx.com/interviews/silko.html
Native American Women Playwrights
Archive at Miami University of Ohio Library.
- URL: http://staff.lib.muohio.edu/nawpa/
- Joanne Shenandoah singer
- URL: http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/
- Mary Youngblood is
- URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~sheflute/
- Ulali is a first nations' women's
a capella trio.
- URL: http://www.ulali.com/.
- "The Goddesses
of the Borgia Group Codexes; the Archetypes of the Postclassic Women,"
by María de los Angeles Ojeda Díaz.
- URL: http://belize1.com/BzLibrary/trust646.html
Study of Keetoowah Women, by Deborah Kay Meisch
- URL: http://www.uark.edu/depts/comminfo/UKB/meisch.html
Indigenous Women's Network: Our Future, Our Responsibility
- URL: http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/WinonaLaDuke/Beijing95.pdf
Statement by Winona LaDuke at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing,
August 31, 1995
makes documentaries on Native American women, including Honor the Grandmothers
- URL: http://shop.mnhs.org/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=273&CFID=1718635&CFTOKEN=31032400
Links verified March, 2006. Last updated October 3, 2005.
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