Life in the Cold Zone: The Alaska Native


Who Are Alaska Natives?  Exploring Language, Culture, and Traditions

Arctic Studies Center
A Smithsonian site devoted to the history of northern peoples, cultures and environments.  Contains online exhibits, research, and additional resources.
National Museum of the American Indian
Provides online exhibits; education; information on outreach and events; and a list of collections, archives, film and video.  Contains information about current exhibits at its three sites in New York City, D.C., and Suitland, MD.
Atanarjuat/The Fast Runner
Atanarjuat/The Fast Runner is the first Native-language film to be written, directed and acted by the Inuit.  An action thriller set in pre-contact Igloolik in what is now Arctic Canada, the film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle between powerful natural and supernatural characters.
Native American Authors
The Internet Public Library provides a database of Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.  Searchable by author, title and tribe.


Alaska Native and the US Government

Arctic Council
High-level intergovernmental forum that provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments and the peoples of the Arctic.
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Resource Center
This site includes reference materials relating to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (“ANCSA”) divided into topics: Laws, Regulations, Administrative Actions, Proposed Legislation, Cases, Articles, Government Publications, Agreements, and Native Corporation Links.
American Indian and Alaskan Native Data and Links
US Census Bureau data for the 2010, 2000, and 1990 census.  Categories include tribes, reservations, rankings and comparisons, maps, American Community survey, population projections, and economic data.
U.S. Department of the Interior Library: Tribal Governments
Contains links to categories related to Native Americans, including ancestry, benefits, education, law enforcement, and more.
US Department of Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Provides promotional opportunities, general business advice, and information on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Native American artists, craftspeople, businesses, museums, and cultural centers of federally recognized Tribes.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items — human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Provides links to Bureau of Indian Affairs press releases, Depart. of Interior links, other US government agencies, inter-tribal organizations, environmental links, cultural links, and declarations.


Alaska Native Law

National Indian Law Library
A public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.  Contains a catalog of 10,000+ information sources searchable by an online database. Access to Indian Law Bulletins provide up-to-date developments in Indian law and U.S. court decisions.  Tribal Law Collection makes available codes, constitutions, and intergovernmental agreements.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
A compilation of laws and treaties between the U.S. government and American Indian tribes: (Laws Compiled to January 13, 1971; Treaties, 1778-1883).
Native American Legal Resources-University of Oklahoma Law School
Contains the American Indian Law Review; the Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project; and links to additional resources.
American Indian Law-Cornell Law School
Outlines the U.S. Constitution, Federal Statutes, Federal Regulations, and Historic and Recent Judicial Decisions as they pertain to American Indians, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians.