DC Area Resources
Georgetown University students and faculty are fortunate to have access to Washington DC resources. Some inspirations for participatory and archival learning include:
Library of Congress: Jesuit archives
National Archives: Native American Heritage
National Museum of the American Indian: Archive Center
Basic Data and Legal Reference Resource
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples
Global Development programs
Inter-American Development Bank
Includes the Indigenous Peoples Leadership Capacity Building Program For The Andean Countries.
The cultural attaché offices of embassies of countries with indigenous peoples can be useful for official policies, laws, and updates on development practices.
Government offices and sites
Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Agency for all policy related to Indians; includes approval process for enrolling new tribes. Currently 566 are enrolled. Unlike previous periods in U.S. history, bureau personnel are now over 80% Native.
Contains Census definitions and debates. See also statistics from the Department of Commerce.
Department of Education National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Department of Justice Task Force on Children
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Updated program, legal monitoring, including issues of museum and art auction politics.
National Park Service Internship Program
Sacred sites issues, including Monument Valley and Wyoming Medicine Wheel (Bighorn National Park) status updates.
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Includes Complementary and Integrative Medicine program. Controversial, with potential for better indigenous studies projects.
National Museum of the American Indian
Natural History Museum, Arctic Studies Center
Regional Tribal Histories and Ceremonies
Note recent recognition by the State of Virginia; museum in King William, VA.
Piscataway (Powhatan, Nanticoke)
Piscataway Park ceremonial ground, Accokeek, MD
National Congress of American Indians
National Indian Educational Association
American Friends Service Committee
Center for Biological Diversity
An initiative led by the Oneida Indian Nation to change the mascot and name of the NFL team of Washington, DC. Combats racism in the NFL and draws attention to similar uses of racist and derogatory imagery in organized sports across the United States.
Youth and Education
Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Provides internship programs and virtual mentorships.
Distance learning programs
NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students)
A student-founded nonprofit with an active program against indigenous stereotyping. Affiliated with the Aspen Institute.