Media Notes

University of Arizona Press listings include: Lori Davisson with Edgar Perry and the Original Staff of the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center Edited by John R. Welch, Dispatches from the Fort Apache Scout:  White Mountain and Cibecue Apache History Through 1881 (224 pp. for $19.95 paper); Mike Harrison and John Williams, Edited by Sigrid Khera and Carolina Castillo Butler, Oral History of the Yavapai (400 pp. for $19.95 paper, $29.95 cloth); Compiled by Thomas E. Sheridan,   Empire of Sand: The Seri Indians and the Struggle for Spanish Sonora, 1645–1803 (564 pp. for $498.95 paper); Theodore Catton, American Indians and National Forests (376 pp. for $39.95 cloth); Qwo-Li Driskill, Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer
and Two-Spirit Memory
(224 pp. for $29.94 paper); Theresa McCarthy, In Divided Unity: Haudenosaunee Reclamation at Grand River (416 pp. for $55 cloth); María L. O. Muñoz, Stand Up and Fight: Participatory Indigenismo, Populism, and Mobilization in Mexico, 1970–1984 (272 pp. fo $55 cloth); Laura Rival,   Huaorani Transformations in Twenty-First-Century Ecuador: Treks into the Future of Time (344 pp. for $65 cloth); Edited by Galen Brokaw and Jongsoo Lee,   Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl and His Legacy (312 pp. for $60 cloth); Philip E. Coyle, Náyari History, Politics, and Violence From Flowers to Ash (266 pp. for $29.95 paper); Edited by Kenichiro Tsukamoto and Takeshi Inomata,   Mesoamerican Plazas Arenas of Community and Power (288 pp. for $35 cloth); Liam Frink,  A Tale of Three Villages: Indigenous-Colonial Interactions in Southwestern Alaska, 1740–1950 (208 pp. for $55 cloth); M. Kyle Woodson, The Social Organization of Hohokam Irrigation in the Middle Gila River Valley, Arizona (288 pp., for $29.895 paper); Wesley Bernardini, Hopi Oral Tradition and the Archaeology of Identity (240 pp. for $29.95 paper); Edited by Catherine M. Cameron, Paul Kelton, and Alan C. Swedlund, Beyond Germs: Native Depopulation in North America (296 pp. for $60 cloth); Edited by Thomas E. Sheridan, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa, Anton daughters, dale S. Brenneman, T. J. Ferguson, Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, and LeeWayne Lomayestewa, Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume I, 1540–1679 (384 p for %65 cloth); Edited by Fernando Santos-Granero, Images of Public Wealth or the Anatomy of Well-Being: in Indigenous Amazonia (216 pp. for $60 cloth); Edited by Eleanor M. King, The Ancient Maya Marketplace: The Archaeology of Transient Space (352 pp. for $65 cloth); Edited by Laura L. Scheiber and Mark D. Mitchell, Across a Great Divide: Continuity and Change in Native North American Societies, 1400–1900 (352 pp. for $35 paper), 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: Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua`i ,; Kuleana and Commitment: Working toward a Collaborative Hawaiian Archaeology ,; At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands ,; Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya ,; Diaspora and Nation in the Indian Ocean: Transnational Histories of Race and Urban Space in Tan zania; and Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War ,, 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: Alexander Ewen and Jeffrey Wollock, Encyclopedia of the American Indian in the Twentieth Century (552 pp. for $95 cloth); the Zuni people; translated by alvina Quam. The Zunis: Self-Portrayals (272 pp. for $24.95 paper), 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: Richard King, Redskins: Insult and Brand (256 pp. for $24.95 cloth); Grant Arnot, Ho-Chunk Powwows: The Politics of Tradition (375 pp. for #$69 cloth); Collected by Francis Joseph Attocknie, Thomas W. Kavanagh, ed., The Life of Ten Bears: Comanche Historical Narratives (284 pp. for $65 cloth); Pauline R. Hillaire, Gregory P. Fields, Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother  Speaks on American Indian History and the Future (488 pp. for $39.95); Elena Mihas, Upper Perene Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape and Ritua l (488 pp. for$35 paper); Christopher D. Haveman, Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Forced Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing of South (422 pp. for $65 cloth): Andrew Woolford, This Benevolent Experiment Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States (448 pp. for $90 cloth); Bradley R. Clampitt, ed., The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory (200 [p/ for $25 paper); Jay Miller, Ancestral Mounds: Vitality and Volatility of Native America (212 pp/ for $55 cloth); Akim D. Reinholt, ed., Welcome to the Oglala Nation: A Documentary Reader in Oglala Lakota Political History (396 pp. for $60 cloth); James O. Cum;, The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, Second Edition (148 pp. for $25 paper); David J. Costa, New Voices for Old Words: Algonquian Oral Literatures (568 pp. for $90 cloth); and Andrew Denson, Demanding the Cherokee Nation: Indian Autonomy and American Culture, 1830-1900 (344 pp. for $30 paper), all, plus $5 for the 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 Press include: Jerome A. Greene,  Foreword By: Thomas Powers, American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 (648 pp.. For $34.95 cloth); Allen V. Pinkham, Steven Ross Evans, Foreword By: Frederick E. Hoxie Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu (332 pp. $19.95 paper); James Bailey Blackshear, Fort Bascom: Soldiers, Comancheros, and Indians in the Canadian River Valley (272 pp. for $24,95 cloth); John M. Rhea A Field of Their Own: Women and American Indian History, 1830–1941 ( 212pp, for $34.95 cloth); David J. Carlson, Imagining Sovereignty: Self-Determination in American Indian Law and Literature (242 pp. for $29.95 paper); Julie L. Reed, Serving the Nation: Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800–1907 (376 pp. for $34,95 cloth); Greg Olson, I oway Life: Reservation and Reform, 1837–1860 (275 pp. for $29.95 cloth);  John P. Bowes , Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal (328 pp, for $29.95 cloth);  Tadeusz Lewandowski. Ef., Red Bird, Red Power: The Lifeand Legacy of Zitkala-Ša (288 pp. fpr $29.95 cloth); Ana Kondic South Eastern Huastec Narratives: A Trilingual Edition (232 pp. for $45 cloth); C. Daniel Crews, Richard W. Starbuck, eds.,  Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees: Volume Six: March to Removal, Part 1, Safe in the Ancestral Homeland, 1821–1824 (568 pp. for $50 cloth); Charlotte Hinger ,  Nicodemus: Post-Reconstruction Politics and Racial Justice in Western Kansas (232 pp. for $29.95 cloth), all, plus $5 for first item, $1.50 for each additional, shipping, from the University of Oklahoma Press:

Volumes from the University of Alaska Press encompass: Amy Steffian, Marnie Leist and Sven Haakanson, Jt., Kal’unek From Karluk: Kodiak Alutiq History and Archeology of the Karluk One Village Site (300 pp. for $60 cloth), all plus $6 first item, $1 each additional, from University of Alaska Press: .


Books from University of Pennsylvania Press include: Susan Juster, Sacred Violence in Early America (296 pages for $55 cloth or Ebook); and Jean R. Soderlund, Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn (264 pages for $39.95 cloth, $24.paper or Ebook), all, p;lus $5 for first item and $1 for each additional, from the University of Pennsylvania Press,

Offerings from the University of Kansas Press include: William D. Street, Edited by Warren R. Street
With an introduction by Richard W. Etulain, Twenty-Five Years among the Indians and Buffalo: A Frontier Memoir (584 pp. for $29.95 cloth or Ebook), all, plus $5 for first item, $1 for each additional, shipping, from:

The  American Journal of Indigenous Studies  is a new quarterly journal by the American Scholarly Research Association (ASRA). ASRA is an open access publisher dedicated to supporting scholarly research endeavors and public enrichment through open access academic journals. ASRA publishes the following types of manuscripts: original research articles, communications, perspectives, review articles, and letters to the editor. Perspectives, review articles, and letters to the editor are FREE. There is a small publication fee for original research articles and communications. AJIS is at: American Scholarly Research Association, P.O. Box 260182, Madison, WI 53726, www.ASRAresearch.or.


Ph.D. Dissertations from Universities Around the World on Topics Relating to Indians in the Americas, Compiled from Dissertation Abstracts

Jonathon Erlen, Ph.D., History of Medicine Librarian, Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh,


Jay Toth, M.A., Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Freedonia,

IPJ hosts a regularly updated data base of American Indian related Ph.D. from 2006 – the present. The dissertation coverage includes all languages and is international in scope as far as Dissertation Abstracts covers.  This includes most European universities, South African universities, and a few in the Far East.  They do not cover all the universities in the world, but do a pretty good job covering first world universities.  There is no coverage of Latin American universities' dissertations. The data base is updated in each Winter and Summer issue of IPJ, and sometimes between issues. Since ProQuest, the provider of the lists of dissertations from which Jonathan and Jay find Indigenous dissertations, no longer goes by months/years there will be titles from various years added in the updates.

Dissertation abstracts Data Base 2006 – the present:



Useful Web Sites


CELANEN: A Journal of Indigenous Governance is produced 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.


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  American Journal of Indigenous Studies  is a quarterly journal by the American Scholarly Research Association (ASRA), at: www.ASRAresearch.or.


The Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative began in 2006 as a partnership between The Evergreen State College, Northwest Indian College, Salish Kootenai College, and Grays Harbor College. Our goal is to develop and widely disseminate culturally relevant curriculum and teaching resources in the form of case studies on key issues in Indian Country:

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 Oceania 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.

Native Voice Network (NVN:, is a national alliance of Organizations interested in collaborative advocacy on issues impacting Native people locally and nationally.

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: