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Global Indigenous Understanding: North America

A libguide to highlight the fact that indigenous people exist throughout the world, and face similar problems.

Source: Black, S. (2019).

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Indigenous peoples of North America: Fiction books

Indigenous peoples of North America

Schneider, E., & United Nations. (2017). Opening of Sixteenth Session UN Indigenous Forum. [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/30057904878 /in/album-72157614476504440/

Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome at the opening of the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

United Nations, & Isaac, J. (1993). Heiltsuk chiefs [Photograph].Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/3312393858/ in/album-72157614476504440/  

Heiltsuk chiefs ceremoniously inviting each canoe ashore during the Qatuwas Festival, an international gathering of maritime indigenous nations of the Pacific Rim. Qatuwas is a Heiltsuk word meaning "people gathering together in one place".

Garten, M., & United Nations. (2014). Dog Sledding in Uummannaq, Greenland [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/15406132357 /in/album-72157614476504440/

An Inuit musher and his dog team in Uummannaq.

United Nations, & Isaac, J. (1993). A Cakchiquel family [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/3312395160/ in/album-72157614476504440/

A Cakchiquel family in the hamlet of Patzutzun, Guatemala

\United Nations, & Schneider, E. (2016). Copán Ruinas [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/23157975970 /in/album-72157614476504440/

Member of Indigenous Community, Honduras.  A portrait of a member of the Indigenous community in “Copán Ruinas”, Archaeological Site (UNESCO World Heritage Site), during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to Honduras.

United Nations, & Frank, J. (1974). Navenchauc [Photograph].Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/3311564915/ in/album-72157614476504440/

The President of the youth club in the village of Navenchauc weaving a cloth. With help from the UN Children's Fund and the UN Development Programme the Government has launched a project aimed at improving the lives of Indians in Chiapas State.

United Nations, & Elias, M. (2018). Ngäbe-Buglé [Photograph].Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/30790664988 /in/album-72157614476504440/

Rosa Montezuma, of the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous and Miss Panama 2018, makes opening remarks during an event on the theme “Indigenous Peoples’ Migration and Movement”, held on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August).

Indigenous Peopels of North America: Nonfiction Books and eBooks


You will often find information on indigenous peoples when you look at books on the countries in which they live.  Use these books and eBooks to get your research started!

Britannica Online

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