Indian Education

Utah State Board of Education


A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, For K-12
This bibliography was compiled by P. Ann Kaupp, Head of the Department of Anthropology's Outreach Office at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Fiona Burnett, while an intern in the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University, Maureen Malloy, now Coordinator of Public Programs at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and Cheryl Wilson, presently editor in the Publications Office of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).

Alaska Federation of Natives
Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Its membership includes 178 villages (both federally-recognized tribes and village corporations), 13 regional Native corporations and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortiums that contract and run federal and state programs. AFN is governed by a 37-member Board, which is elected by its membership at the annual convention held each October. The mission of AFN is to enhance and promote the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community.

Alaska Native Heritage Center
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Since opening in 1999, the Center has become Alaska's premier interactive cultural destination.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
The Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) is an AKRSI partner designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennial.

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund awards scholarship to tribal college students.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas.

Cradle-board Teaching Project
Cradle-board provides lesson plans, free resources and an excellent curriculum that is live and interactive. Children learn with and through their long-distance peers using new technology alongside standard tools.

Culturally Situated Design Tools
The goal of this software is to simulate the mathematical thought process that goes into design, while enhancing a student's intrigue by relating it to culture.

Cyndi's List
A portal page of Native American web resources.

Heard Museum
The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929. The mission and philosophy of the Heard Museum is to educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures and arts of Native peoples, with an emphasis on the peoples of the Southwest.

History to Go
Utah History to Go is a online course for Utah history. A section of the website is dedicated to the American Indians. Providing you with lessons, historical events and images.

Internet Public Library - Native American Authors
This web site provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to Online resources including interviews, Online texts and tribal web sites.

Native Americans in Children's Literature
Native Americans have been featured in numerous volumes of children's literature. Some have been authored by non-indigenous writers, while others have been written or contributed to by native authors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
The National Congress of American Indians was founded in 1944 and is the oldest and largest tribal government organization in the United States. NCAI serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development among its membership of over 250 tribal governments from every region of the country. NCAI's mission is to inform the public and the federal government on tribal self-government, treaty rights, and a broad range of federal policy issues affecting tribal governments.

National Indian Education Association
The National Indian Education Association, the oldest and largest Indian education representing American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian educators and students.

National Indian Education Study (NIES)
NIES is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. The study provides educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the academic performance in reading and mathematics of AI/AN fourth and eighth graders as well as their exposure to Native American culture.

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

Native American Images
Native American Images is a web "magazine" devoted to the images of Native American People, Places and Land. It is intended to inform you, inspire you, entertain you. If you are a student of Native American Studies, hopefully Native American Images will be a useful resource to you.

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

Native Tribes of U.S. and Canada
A list of federally recognized tribes.

Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity
There were literally hundreds of Native American tribes and there still are. All of those tribes have their own traditions and their own customs. Many had their own language. To say that a certain word, recipe, or custom is "Indian" is incorrect.

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance
The office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program's purpose is to serve eligible Navajo people and provide them the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. This opportunity is provided as a privilege with the intent that recipients, upon graduation, will return to the Navajo Nation to apply their learning to benefit the continuing development of the Navajo Nation.

On This Date in North American Indian History
This site archives thousands of historical events which happened to or affected the indigenous peoples of North America.

San Juan School District Media Center
An amazing resource of curriculum material centered around Indian Education. You can order books in both English and Navajo, calendars, cultural videos, educational programs and kit, and more.

TeacherVision is dedicated to helping teachers save time. Find 12,000+ pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources.

Women of the West Museum - Chipeta (1843-1924)
An information page on Chipeta the wife of Chief Ouray of the Ute tribe.

WWW Virtual Library - Native American
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet