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
Native Culture.com
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' Literature
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.
NativeLit-l
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.
NativeWeb
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 for Paula.
URL: http://www.kstrom.net/isk/


Examples of Sites and Documents on Native American Women

General

American Indian Women (library resources guide), by Ken Middleton, Middle Tennessee State University, includes a section on primary sources/ digital collections.
URL:http://frank.mtsu.edu/%7Ekmiddlet/history/women/wh-indn.html

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 Center
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 women artists.
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

Recommended Books About Native American Women
URL: http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmai/women.htm
Compiled by the Smithsonian Institution.

Cultural Transmission

Grandmothers' Wisdom Keepers is no longer on the Wisdom Keepers website, but visit their site for other items.
URL: http://www.wisdomkeepers.org/

Domestic Violence

Family 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.
URL: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/

Native American Women: Barriers to Living Violence Free
URL: http://www.actabuse.com/NativeAmerican.html
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.

Health Care

Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
URL: http://www.nativeshop.org/nawherc.html
In Lake Andes, South Dakota.

Breast Cancer and Native American Women
URL: http://www.breasthealthonline.org/cgi-bin/mwf/topic_show.pl?tid=8478
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"
URL: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/lillithsrealm/myhomepage/Sterilization/BrokenTreaties.htm

Coerced Sterilization of Native American Women
A History 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.
URL:http://www.4woman.gov/
"What Do Native American Women Suffer From?"
URL: http://www.womancando.org/conditions/nativeamerican.htm

History/Biography

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 Woman
URL: 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

Woman Spirit, by Julia White, contains biographies of historical Native American women.
URL: http://www.powersource.com/gallery/womansp/default.html
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 Indian women.

Law

Native 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.

Leadership

Wilma Mankiller
http://www.powersource.com/gallery/people/wilma.html
Former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, biographical information.

Literary Works

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
Examples of works mounted by the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center. Judy Boss, University of Omaha created the machine readable versions.

Leslie Marmon Silko

Native American Women Playwrights Archive at Miami University of Ohio Library.
URL: http://staff.lib.muohio.edu/nawpa/

Music

Joanne Shenandoah singer songwriter
URL: http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/
Mary Youngblood is a flutist.
URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~sheflute/
Ulali is a first nations' women's a capella trio.
URL: http://www.ulali.com/.

Religion

"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

Research Studies

Ethnographic Study of Keetoowah Women, by Deborah Kay Meisch
URL: http://www.uark.edu/depts/comminfo/UKB/meisch.html

Speeches

The 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

Videos

Sarah Penman 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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