Indigenous People and Organizations to Learn From

artists and art exhibits


  • Native Appropriations, Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation): "Native Appropriations is a forum for discussing representations of Native peoples, including stereotypes, cultural appropriation, news, activism, and more."

  • Beyond Buckskin, Jessica Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa): "Beyond Buckskin empowers Native American artists and designers, advancing the quality of Native American fashion through education while providing an in depth podium for societal participation. Inspired by relevant historical and contemporary Native American clothing design and art, Beyond Buckskin promotes cultural appreciation, social relationships, authenticity and creativity."

  • American Indians in Children's Literature, Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo): "Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. Scroll down for links to book reviews, Native media, and more."

  • Project 562, Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip): "Our goal is to create a photographic publication and exhibition representing Native people from every tribe. But really, the ultimate goal is education... This blog is all about that journey."

  • Turtle Talk, Matthew Fletcher (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians): "Turtle Talk is the blog for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law. We specialize in providing access to primary documents related to current topics in American Indian law and policy — court opinions and pleadings, federal government documents, scholarly materials, and other sources."


  • The "Nation to Nation" video from the National Museum of the American Indian teaches about treaties, tribal nationhood, and sovereignty: Nation to Nation

  • "The Ways" website has stories and videos on culture and language from around the Great Lakes region (ricing, harvesting maple sugar, boxing, speaking the language, etc.):

  • In this Native Nations Institute 5 minute video, Native leaders offer their definitions of what sovereignty is and what it means for Native nations in the 21st century.

  • "The Indian Problem," a video from the National Museum of the American Indian that teaches about the history of colonization and US-Indigenous relations: The Indian Problem

  • The Invasion of America interactive map and video illustrating the >1.5 billion acres of Indigenous homelands the United States government seized between 1776-1887.

Native news sources

organizations that support Indigenous youth and communities