Native Peoples

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A Guide to the Great Sioux Nation "Perhaps more than any other group, the men and women of the Lakota Nation (better known as The Sioux) -- with their graceful tipis, fast horses, warrior societies and richly feathered regalia -- have become the international symbol for all of America's native peoples. The Sioux gained control of the Northern Plains in the 1700's, and developed a unique culture based on the abundant buffalo of that era."
An Introduction to the Sami People "Images of my people In the upcoming updates we will see a number of postcards depicting Sami people in various ways, this might seem to be one add choice - but these images do show more than the pictures themselves do. How we are seen by other peoples, and how we choose to depict ourselves."
"The Banabans are the 'Forgotten People of the Pacific' who have suffered from one of the greatest ecological and environmental disasters this century, and we hope through learning more about us and our endeavors to save our identity and our homeland we can move towards a brighter future."
Cherokee Nation "The Cherokee seal (above) was designed to embrace the early government structure, and the eternal endurance of the Cherokee Indians. It was adopted by Act of the Cherokee National Council, and approved in 1871. The seven-pointed star symbolizes: (1). the seven age old clans of the Cherokee: (2). the seven characters of Sequoyah’s syllabary, meaning "Cherokee Nation." (The Cherokee characters are phonetically pronounced "Tsa-la-gi-hi A-yi-li") .. The wreath of oak leaves symbolizes the sacred fire which, from time immemorial, the Cherokees kept burning in their land. Oak was the wood traditionally burned, different species of oak having ever been indigenous to Cherokee country, both in North Carolina and Georgia as well as in the Indian Territory to which the Cherokees removed in the early 1800's...The margin wording proclaims the authority of the seal in both the English and the Cherokee languages, and records the date (1839) of the adoption of the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation West...This seal was imprinted on all documents until the dissolution of the Cherokee Nation at Oklahoma Statehood."
Costanoan-Ohlone Indian Canyon Resource "The site started in 1994 (using [remember] gopher and when THE browser was Mosaic!) as a senior project at UCSC focusing upon the Indigenous People of Central, Coastal California. The indigenous people of this area, the Costanoan, or Ohlone, peoples have, at the present time (May, 2003) NO recognized tribes among all of the community living throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the United States is in denial of their existence, as part of the myth and process that works to deny a people their rights in the world."
European Minority Languages A very large group of links relating to native tribes of Europe.
International Indian Treaty Council "The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands."
International Personality of Indigenous Peoples "Three fundamental approaches exist in dealing with minority rights in law(1)The first is to seek the integration of minority groups into the larger society. This can be advanced in either of two ways. The first is to try to assimilate minorities thru benign measures such as non-discrimination laws or legal guarantees of equality. The second approach also has as it's ultimate objective the integration of minority groups into the majority society. Its measures are, however, of a coercive nature. Examples abound and, in most cases, their purpose is to advance the domination of the majority group, generally through exercising political, economic, or culture hegemony. The third approach recognizes that differences exist, and that an integrationist strategy, of whatever variety, is unlikely to succeed."
Nation of Hawai`i "The links below provide highlights of current and past activities related to Hawaii's independence and history. They are collected from a variety of sources, in order to support education, awareness and action, with aloha."
Native Hawaiian Advisory Council "Native Hawaiian Advisory Council educates and advocates to sustain and foster the Hawaiian Spirit and cultural, spiritual and economic values. We assert the principle of self-determination for present and future generations. We strive to restore and secure all rights to resources, including our inherent sovereign rights as indigenous people, and the right to choose our own way of life."
Oneida Indian Nation of NY  
Southern Ute Tribal Government  
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians "The First Annual Native American Symposium, held at the University of Arkansas, February 3-4, 1995, was sponsored by the University of Arkansas Native American Student Association, Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, and the Religious Studies Program."
United South and Eastern Tribes "On October 4, 1968, the Eastern Band of Cherokees, the Mississippi Band of Choctaws, the Miccosukee Tribe and the Seminole Tribe of Florida met in Cherokee, North Carolina with the shared idea that some form of unity between the Tribes would facilitate their dealings with the federal government. The result of their vision of "Strength in Unity," was the inter-tribal council United Southeastern Tribes. Incorporated in 1969, United Southeastern Tribes operated first out of Emery University in Atlanta, Georgia, and then moved to Sarasota, Florida. In 1975 it relocated again to Nashville, Tennessee, where it resides today."
Wyandot Nation of Kansas "The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is made up of those formerly known as "absentee" or "citizen class" Wyandot Indians.  The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is currently petitioning the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs for federal recognition and was incorporated in 1959. The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is dedicated to the preservation of Wyandot history and culture and the preservation, protection, restoration and maintenance of the Huron Indian Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas."