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Native American and Indigenous Peoples

Government and general resources concerning Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples


The purpose of this guide is to highlight and present the many valuable government, non-governmental organization, academic, and general resources on Native American & Indigenous peoples.

A Foundation

Terminology in regards to Native American and Indigenous Peoples

The Native American Journalism Association (NAJA) offers this terminology guide as a starting point to appropriately represent Indigenous people.

An article from The National Museum of the American Indian on the importance of using appropriate terminology when referring to Native Americans and Indigenous people. 

An article that explores and discusses the everyday language and words that go against the respect and memory of Indigenous people. 

Land Acknowledgements 

  Learn what land acknowledgements are, how to create one, and to continue the movement. 

Native American Heritage 

This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.


An affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), the American Indian Library Association is a membership action group that addresses the library-related needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

General Government Sources

Native Governance Center is a Native-led nonprofit dedicated to assisting Native nations in strengthening their governance systems and capacity to exercise sovereignty. 

A department within the U.S. Department of the Interior with the mission to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Fact sheet from the 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit (Biden-Harris Administration).  

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

A collection of resources and information for Native Americans from 

A listing of reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. 

Information on tribal consultation between Tribal Nations and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management.