Links of Interest
AMERINDA wants to provide you with information about where to find more resources on the Internet. Browse through our list of links to other Native American Web sites.
Native Community Arts Service Organizations →
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL THEATRE INITIATIVE
The New York based Australian Aboriginal
Theatre Initiative (AATI), founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Karen
Oughtred, presents new plays to an American audience by established
and emerging indigenous playwrights.
ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER, AK
An educational and cultural institution for all Native Alaskans, the Alaska Native Heritage Center provides programs in both academic and informal settings, including workshops, demonstrations, and guided tours of indoor exhibits and outdoor village sites.
AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSE INC. (AICH) GALLERY/GIFT SHOP, NY
The only Native American owned and operated art gallery
in NYC presenting a minimum of four exhibitions a year with artist lectures
and forums on contemporary Native arts and issues.
AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSE INC. (AICH) PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT, NY
Provides referrals for Native storytellers, musicians,
and lecturers, acts as a non-paid booking agent for Native actors, dancers
and models and houses a rehearsal space and 150 seat theater called
AMERICAN INDIAN FILM INSTITUTE & FESTIVAL, CA
A non-profit media arts center founded in 1979, the goals of AIFI
are inherently educational: to encourage Native/ non-Native filmmakers
to bring to the broader media culture the Native voices, viewpoints
and stories that have been historically excluded from mainstream media;
to develop Indian and non-Indian audiences for this work; and to advocate
tirelessly for authentic representations of Indians in the media.
CALIFORNIA INDIAN BASKETWEAVERS ASSOCIATION, CA
The organization’s mission is to preserve, promote,
and perpetuate California Indian basketweaving traditions while providing
a healthy physical, social, spiritual, and economic environment for
FIRST NATIONS COMPOSERS INITIATIVE
Through this medium, we intend to provide a virtual
gathering place for all interested in American Indian music in all its
forms - performance, composition, theater and film, dance-both contemporary
and traditional. Through on-line information and discussion, the American
Indian musical arts will, we hope, be celebrated and advanced.
FIRST PEOPLES FUND, SD
Founded in 1995, First People's Fund’s purpose is
to honor and support the creative community-centered First People's
artists; and nurture the collective spirit that allows them to sustain
FIRST VOICES INDIGENOUS RADIO/WBAI FM NYC
First Voices brings to the airwaves the experiences,
perspectives and struggles of Indigenous people who have been almost
totally excluded from both mainstream and progressive, alternative
media. Our purpose is to help ensure the continuance and survival
of Indigenous cultures and Nations by letting the People tell their
own story, in their own words, and often in their own languages and
ways of speaking. And with as little outside interference and interruption
FRIENDS of GANONDAGAN, NY
Ganondagan is the only officially recognized
historic site in New York State dedicated to Native Americans. Formed
in 1989 to lend physical, spiritual, and financial support to Ganondagan
State Historic Site. The Friends are Native Americans and non-Natives
who share a common understanding of the significance of the past at
the site. The Friends of Ganondagan is an all-volunteer group responsible
for all programs and activities at the site.
INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, NM
An institute that facilitates innovative, successful
community-based initiatives for language revitalization through collaboration
with other appropriate groups and organizations, and promotes public
awareness of this crisis.
Committed to preserving and protecting Native
Hawaiian’s traditional way of life and ancestral rights. ‘llio’ulaokalani’s
mission is to protect and preserve the integrity of Hawaii’s cultural
LONGHOUSE EDUCATION and CULTURAL CENTER, WA
A resource for non-Natives interested in the
dynamics of cultural exchange and alternative learning styles. For learners
from a Native background, the Longhouse provides a hospitable environment
and a source of support honoring the cultures of the First Peoples of
MAINE INDIAN BASKETMAKERS ALLIANCE, ME
A nonprofit, Native American arts service organization dedicated to preserving
the ancient traditions of ash and sweetgrass basketry among the Maliseet,
Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes in Maine.
PAI’ FOUNDATION, HI
A Native Hawaiian arts service and cultural organization.→Click Here
In the spirit of the "potlatch," the Potlatch
Fund will inspire and build upon the Native tradition of giving in Northwest
Indian Country to promote economic development, natural resource protection,
education, cultural preservation, civic participation, and the overall
health of Native people and their communities
Project HOOP-Honoring Our Origins and Our Peoples
Project HOOP, as its name suggests, is a national,
multi-disciplinary initiative to advance Native theater artistically,
academically, and professionally.
Native American Owned and Operated Museums Libraries and Historic Sites →
The only museum devoted solely to Maine’s Native American
heritage. Since opening in 1928, the Abbe has enriched understanding
of Native American cultures, history and archaeology.
AKWESASNE LIBRARY (Cultural Center), NY
The Native Collection is one of the largest in Northern
New York with over 2,400 volumes containing information on Native people
throughout the United State and
DAVID MARTINE - NATIVE AMERICAN & LANDSCAPE ARTIST
Native American Art, Landscapes - museum quality giclee prints for sale by David Martine. www.davidmartine.com
MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT MUSEUM, CT
The largest and most comprehensive Native American
museum and research center in the world.
PENOBSCOT NATION MUSEUM
An institution dedicated to preserving and sharing
the rich cultural heritage of the Penobscot and Wabanaki people.
SENECA IROQUIOS NATIONAL MUSEUM, NY
Showcasing Iroquois traditional arts which are still
practiced in Seneca communities today.
SENECA NATION LIBRARY, NY
Is part of a Seneca Nation of Indians complex of facilities
that also includes the Seneca Iroquois National Museum with branches
in Salamanca, Allegany and Cattaraugus, NY.
SHINNECOCK NATION CULTURAL CENTER
AND MUSEUM, NY
The only Native American owned and operated museum
on Long Island with exhibits, educationial programs, including interactive
tours, and a gift shop. The museum officially opened in June of 2001.
SIX NATIONS MUSEUM, NY
Founded and managed by the legendary Ray Fadden, Mohawk
and family. Who has tirelessly documented and taught the culture and
stories of the Haudensaunee People.
WAPONAHKI MUSEUM and CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER, ME
Dedicated to the preservation of language and culture
through several exhibits of tools, baskets, beaded artifacts, moccasins,
and an extensive collection of archival photographs.
Institutions and Organizations with Native American Collections, Programming and Opportunities for Research. →
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
Promoting full diversity in theatre, film and television. The alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
(formerly Non-Traditional Casting Project), a not-for-profit advocacy organization established in
1986, serves as an expert advocate and educational resource for full diversity in theatre, film,
television and related media.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, NY
One of the world's preeminent institutions for scientific
research and education whose mission is to discover, interpret, and
disseminate -- through scientific research and education -- knowledge
about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.
BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NY
Housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, it
is the second-largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest
in the country.
BRUCE MUSEUM OF ARTS and SCIENCES, CT
A museum that promotes understanding and appreciation
of Art and Science.
D'ARCY MCNICKLE CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History was founded in 1972. Its goals are to encourage the use of the Newberry collections on American Indian history; improve the quality of what is written about American Indians; educate teachers about American Indian culture, history, and literature; assist American Indian tribal historians in their research; and provide a meeting ground where scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in American Indian studies can discuss their work with each other.
THE FIELD MUSEUM, CHICAGO
Holding extensive collections of art and cultural materials from peoples
from throughout the Americas, the Field Museum collaborates often with
Indigenous groups, who come regularly to visit and study the collections
of their nations.
GANONDAGAN STATE HISTORIC SITE, NY
Ganondaganis the only officially recognized historic
site in New York State dedicated to Native Americans. The Bark Longhouse
is part of a town that once covered the entire hilltop, an experiential
interior space with educational programs for members and visitors of
all ages, and enhanced interpretive capabilities.
HUDSON MUSEUM, ME
The museum presents temporary and permanent exhibits,
special events and lectures.
HUNTINGTON FREE LIBRARY and READING ROOM, NY
Transferred to Cornell University on June 15, 2004
from its former home in the Bronx, New York. With more than 40,000 volumes
and thousands of manuscripts on the aboriginal peoples of the western
hemisphere, the Native American Collection is now the centerpiece of
Cornell University Library’s extensive holdings on American Indians.
IROQUOIS INDIAN MUSEUM, NY
An educational institution dedicated to fostering
understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to
MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, NJ
Providing an environment in which a broad audience
of children and adults can develop a greater awareness, understanding
and appreciation of the dynamic richness and variety of the art created
NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN-SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, NY
The only national museum dedicated to the Native peoples
of North, South, and Central America.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS SHOW and BENEFIT CONCERTS, NY
Educate and introduce the general public to the wide
and diverse range of contemporary and traditional Native American music,
while honoring and paying tribute to these music makers, NY.
NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN PLAYWRIGHTS ARCHIVES, OH
A collection of original materials by Native women
playwrights of the