M3 – WS5: NepJOL

Nepal Journals OnLine (NepJOL) is a service to provide access to Nepalese published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.” There are 42 academic journals with 139 tables of contents listing 1960 articles of which 1319 are in full text. Unlike the journal selection offered by Digital Himilaya, these journals are all in English. There is also a journal content search option allowing searches by; all, authors, title, abstract, index terms, full text, date, supplementary files, etc.

Of course all the information accessible from NepJOL is specific to Nepal and might not be very useful for research of other areas or Indigenous groups.

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M3 – WS4: Digital Himalaya

The Digital Himalaya website is a project by the University of Cambridge “to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region.”

The information offered on the site is essentially divided into two areas: Collections and About the Project. In the Collections is a wealth of information including the Census of Nepal, Films, Journals, Maps, Music, etc. There are links to over 30 different academic journals (of which most are written in English)!

The most useful resource under the About the Project are the links which are divided into three sections: Anthropology, Himalayan/Tibetan/Central Asian Areas Studies, and Digitisation of Cultural Resources. This last area is not regionally specific to the Himalaya and would be of considerable interest in the context of this course.

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M3 – WS3: ULIN

The United League of Indigenous Nations (ULIN) is based on a treaty between 11 Indigenous Nations in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to join forces and confront common issues such as climate change, trade and commerce among the Nations, protection of their cultural property as well as human rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Their website lists upcoming events such as ULIN annual convention as well as a review of pervious events such as ULIN leadership conferences, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) conferences.

In their working groups section, they list their five areas of focus: Cultural Property Protection, Trade, Climate Change, Border Crossing and Indigenous Nations Relations. There are relevant documents available in each of these areas such as “Understanding Maori Intellectual Property Rights.”

They also have a discussion forum as well as a news and updates section where they post press releases and such. Curiously, all of the external links in their links section are devoted to climate change resources. There are many here, but the breadth is limited.

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M3 – WS2: ITEP

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is a research and educational institution supported by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was established in 1992 “with a vision to assist Indian Tribes in the management of their environmental resources through effective training and education programs.”

Their website lists all 12 of their programs which range from the American Indian Air Quality Training Program to the Water Resource Program. The majority of these are training programs and the others are resource management programs. Each program is a link and within several programs, there are additional resources and links specific to that program.

Their resources section offers resources for ITEP programs as well as external resources. These resources range from links to external websites to newsletters and brochures.

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The Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute (NIARI) is an organization run by Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Their website is a great source of information about Native American education and tribal community issues.

NIARI accepts research proposals as well as archives research papers such as Tribal Identity: Fighting for Our Soul and Tribal Curriculum Development: A Tribal Decision-making Model. They also list many projects that they support. Of particular usefulness to the context of this course is Public School Curriculum on Tribal Issues, Cultural Revitalization and Cultural Property Rights.

In the resources section, there are five subsections of links: Web Information on Western Washington Tribes, Regional Native Organizations, State and National Government Resources, Other Resources and Resources at Evergreen (State College).

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