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Indigenous Peoples

also identified as Native Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, or Fourth World.

Philadelphia Area Resources


Temple University:

Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Philadelphia Area:

University of Pennsylvania:

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Associations / Organizations

Cultural Survival: promoting the rights, voices, and visions of indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Peoples Council On Biocolonialism:The IPCB is a Native organization dedicated to prevent the genetic exploitation of indigenous peoples. The IPCB assists indigenous peoples in developing safeguards to protect their biological resources, and to develop policies which prevent the unethical collection and commercialization of human DNA from indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Organizations, Conferences, etc.


Selected Internet Resources

Center for World Indigenous Studies. "an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations."

NativeWeb. "Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World".


Indigenous Peoples (United Nations Cyberschoolbus):


   Who are Indigenous Peoples?

   Where are Indigenous Peoples?

   What are some Indigenous cultures like?   

   What is "Indigenous Knowledge"?

   What are the collective rights of Indigenous Peoples?


Indigenous Peoples Collection. Contains 521 documents on indigenous people found around the world.


Indigenous Peoples' Law and Legal Issues: This site is dedicated to information about law and legal issues related to indigenous peoples of the world.


Indigenous Peoples Literature: "an archive of cultural material about the indigenous peoples of the world, ranging from literature and music to prayers and history".

Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM) The Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM) is a Montréal-based, Native support collective that is actively engaged in aiding the Kanienkehake (Mohawks) of Kanehsatake in their struggle for sovereignty as well as a mass education program aimed at spreading the importance of decolonisation into active and mainstream Canadian societes.

United Nations Guide for Indigenous Peoples

Subject Specialist

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Tom Ipri
Charles Library, Rm 375
Subjects: Anthropology