Saratoga Native American Festival Education Guide

I had the opportunity to serve as the organizer for the Saratoga Native American Festival for its first two years in operation (2006 and 2007) while working as the Education Director for the Ndakinna Education Center. Since 2017, I have served as an Ndakinna board member. One of my responsibilities […]

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Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) content means “the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith”. Although, ICH content, especially traditional folklore performing arts, is commonly deemed worthy of preservation by UNESCO (Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH) and the EU […]

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International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

ICHCAP’s main role is to strengthen ‘Information and Networking’ in the framework of the 2003 UNESCO Convention. In light of this, we support activities directed toward the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage among the 48 Member States of the Asia-Pacific region with a primary function of disseminating information and building […]

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Obsidiana TV

What is Obsidiana TV? Obsidiana TV is a web platform that is born to be a support tool in the broad spectrum of work audiovisual- for emerging and professional filmmakers, who make visible the reality of Indigenous Peoples of America through his eyes. What makes Obsidiana TV? We have created […]

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Aboriginal Resource Development Service (ARDS)

What is ARDS? ARDS is an Indigenous capacity building organisation committed to stand with and empower the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land. The Yolngu world view and language is central to our way of working. What do we do? ARDS builds capacity in the areas of health, economic, legal, […]

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Amazon Conservation Team

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was created in 1995 with the conviction that if international rainforest conservation efforts are to succeed, the active and meaningful participation of indigenous people is essential. With the guidance of tribal elders, shamans, traditional authorities, and leading western conservationists, ACT has developed a uniquely successful […]

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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 […]

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We believe that community education and participation is the key to sustainable development. We have innovated unique theatre based models for empowering marginal sections of people with knowledge, skills and resources to lead their own development and reduce their vulnerabilities to diseases, impact of disasters and crimes like trafficking. We […]

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Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD)

CIKOD’s vision is that of a society, where the rural poor, the marginalised and rural women have a voice and contribute pro-actively to equitable and sustainable community development. CIKOD’s Mission is to strengthen the capacities of communities through traditional authorities (TAs) and local institutions to utilize their local and appropriate […]

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Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS)

In India, there is a large reservoir of knowledge systems – technologies as well as trained craftsmen and scholars who possess knowledge in various branches of traditional Indian sciences and technologies. These span vast and varied areas like agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, metal working, health care systems and textiles, and also […]

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Cultural Survival

For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures. We publicize Indigenous Peoples’ issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop environmental destruction and abuses of Native Peoples’ rights; and we work […]

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International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. IWGIA’s overall goal is to endorse and promote indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, their cultural integrity and their right to development on their own conditions. In order to fulfil this task, IWGIA works within a […]

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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is a professional organization dedicated to supporting scholars and others who work in the academic field of Native American and Indigenous studies. Founded in 2008, NAISA hosts the premier scholarly meeting in Native studies. The association has more than 700 members from over […]

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Community Owned Best Practice for Sustainable Resource Adaptive Management (COBRA)

Welcome to Project Cobra Increasing confidence across indigenous communities by: – Discussing the challenges facing their community; – Identifying their own solutions to these challenges; – Recording these solutions using visual technologies; – Sharing their results with other communities; – Implementing best practices from other communities. Short description: We use participatory […]

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Survival International

The movement for tribal peoples. Survival is the only organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide. We work with hundreds of tribal communities and organizations. We are funded almost entirely by concerned members of the public and some foundations. We will not take national government money, because governments are the […]

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII or PFII) is the UN’s central coordinating body for matters relating to the concerns and rights of the world’s indigenous peoples. “Indigenous person” means native, original, first people and aboriginal. There are more than 370 million indigenous people in some 70 […]

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The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT

The eBario project is operated by eBario Sdn Bhd. Here is the eBario mission: The eBario Vision for Indigenous People and ICT We welcome the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration serves to further invigorate our own energies towards realizing our rights and we note that the Declaration […]

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McNulty Consulting blog

McNulty Consulting is a digital heritage consultancy with a focus on community-oriented projects, Web 2.0 technologies and open-source software in an African context. It specialises in digital cultural projects (including community, museum, heritage and archival initiatives) and the development and digitisation of content. The consultancy consists of two brothers, Niall […]

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Ogmios: Foundation for Endangered Languages

About Ogmios The aims of the Foundation are: to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media to support the use of endangered languages in all contexts: at home, in education, in the media, and in social, cultural […]


Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to the documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of endangered languages globally. It develops and manages linguist-aided, community-led projects that promote the use of digital video, computers, and other modern information technology. Staff members of Living Tongues Institute […]

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World Oral Literature Project

About the Project From the project website: “The World Oral Literature Project is an urgent global initiative to document and disseminate endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. The Project supports local communities and committed fieldworkers engaged in the collection and preservation of all forms of oral literature by […]

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The eBario project

eBario Sdn Bhd operates the eBario project, which is a multi-award winning initiative that brought computers and the internet to the isolated communities of Kelabit people living in the remote highlands of northern Sarawak, one the East Malaysian States on the island of Borneo. It is located in the ecologically important area known […]

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Research Project: Indigenous Knowledge Technologies

I recently received a note from Kasper Rodil, a PhD Fellow in Aalborg University’s Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, who shared with me a new website focused on Indigenous knowledge and technology ( Below is an overview of the site and its current projects. Project Description From […]

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The Ulwazi Programme

The Ulwazi Programme is an initiative of the eThekwini Municipal Library to preserve the indigenous knowledge of local communities in the greater Durban area. This innovation, developed and implemented by the Software Applications Section of the Libraries, is based on a bottom-up model through which online indigenous knowledge resources are […]

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Living Cultural Storybases (LCS)

Nurturing the oral heritage of minority cultures in a digital world The following text is from the Living Cultural Storybases website: Misson LCS seeks to nurture the oral heritage of minority cultures by developing respectful methodologies accompanied by appropriate technological solutions. We aim to enable indigenous communities to share and […]

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