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 TRIBES:

RESEARCH: NCAI-Tribally driven research

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU - Profile American Facts for Features - American Indian And Alaska Native

Native & American Indian News, Culture, Music, Art and More

  • Indian Country Today Media Network: Indian Country Today Media Network’s webpage contains a dynamic information of Native American News, Culture, Music, Art, and Education
  • The Circle: The Circle is dedicated to presenting news from a Native American perspective, while granting an equal opportunity to community voices.

TRIBAL COLLEGES:

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

Contact:121 Oronoco Street
Alexantria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-0400

Bay Mills Community College

Contact: 12212 W. Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI 49715
Phone: (800) 844-BMCC

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Contact:111 Beartwon Road
Baraga, MI 49908
Phone: (906) 353-4600
Email: info@kbocc.org

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

Contact:2274 Enterprise Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989)775-4123

TRIBAL CONTACTS:

TRIBAL GOVERNANCE, CULTURAL PRESERVATION, and ANISHNAABEMOWIN (LANGUAGE) RESOURCES:

  • Anishinaabemdaa: Anishinaabemowin site created by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians includes many Anishinaabe language resources including games, legends, lessons, and more.
  • Paul Dearhouse Anishnaabemowin: This page contains beginner information about the anishinaabe language.
  • Noongwa e-Anishinaabemjig: People Who Speak Anishinaabemowin Today: This site represents many things, most of all, it is evidence that Anishinaabemowin is alive and well. One component of a living language is one that is not only spoken fluently, but also used creatively.
  • Ojibwe Language Society
  • Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA): The programs focus upon youth/education (scholarships, child welfare, summer camps), health (diabetes education and prevention), cultural preservation (sacred lands protection, Native language preservation) and the empowerment of tribal communities (federal acknowledgment, funding for tribal programs).
  • Landscape Feature Terminology- An appendix from a paper written by Iain Davison-Hunt and Fikret Berkes, University of Manitoba
  • Indigenous Language Institute: The Indigenous Language Institute provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.
  • Michigan Native American Arts Initiative: The Michigan Native American Arts Initiative is a project to help strengthen Native American arts in Michigan. The goal is to find ways to creatively increase the sharing of information between and about artists and to strengthen opportunities for support and recognition of artists.
  • Ziibiwing Center of Anishnabe Culture and Lifeways: The Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified and culturally relevant educational experience.
  • Nokomis Center (Okemos, Michigan): The Nokomis Learning center is a non-provit Native American cultural learning center dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Anishinaabeg culture.
  • U.S. Department of Interior NAGPRA site: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law passed in 1990. NAGPRA provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony -- to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

MAST - Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

The Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, (MAST), founded in 1996, represents the 35 sovereign tribal nations of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan. Altogether, MAST represents nearly 134,000 American Indian people.

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