Indigenous Peoples' Information Guide: New York State
Local & Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS)
What are Local & Indigenous Knowledge Systems? According to UNESCO, “local and indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For rural and indigenous peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about fundamental aspects of day-to-day life.
This knowledge is integral to a cultural complex that also encompasses language, systems of classification, resource use practices, social interactions, ritual and spirituality.
These unique ways of knowing are important facets of the world’s cultural diversity, and provide a foundation for locally-appropriate sustainable development.”
(State Recognized) Nation & Tribal Information*
(Federally Recognized) Nation & Tribal Information*
Museums, Institutions & Organizations
- Native Land Digital Project
- Indian Law Resource Center
- Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
- Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York
- National Indian Education Association
- Yale Law School Avalon Project – Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans
- National Indian Law Library
- Native American Constitution & Law Digitization Project
- Rochester Museum and Science Center
- Elements of Indigenous style : a guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples
- That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures & Native American Community
- The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality
- 500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians
- Documents of Native American Political Development: 1500s to 1933
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