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The Power of Self-Interpretation: Ideas on Starting a Community Museum

[…] To appreciate the potential of the community museum, consider the challenges local communities, especially disadvantaged ones, face today. The effects of globalization include persistent poverty, loss of cultural identity, accelerated migration, and disintegration of the bonds of unity and … Continue reading

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“Who is Indian, and what makes a person an Indian?”: Questions debated among members of 565 recognized American Indian tribes

by Dennis Zotigh January 26, 2011 | Read the full post in Beyond FAQ: Let’s talk >> My answer? There are many definitions of who is an Indian. As a starting point, “Indian” is a misguided label that spread through Europe … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples of the World: National Consortium of Tribal Arts and Culture – Gujarat

The term indigenous peoples is the term used here in connection with all ethnic groups inhabiting a geographic region with which they have the earliest historic connections, before colonization or annexation and who have maintained a distinct language, culture and … Continue reading

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The Story of the Totem Pole: Indians of the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada

The large interactive family exhibition The Story of the Totem Pole focuses on the Indians of the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada. International masterpieces combined with the finest from its own collection, supplemented by modern art, topical … Continue reading

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Disseminating information about the work of Native Americans in media: Native Networks – Washington DC

In 2001 the NMAI [ National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)] has launched the Native Networks Website to welcome you to the field of Native media throughout the Americas. The site provides information about new productions and media makers, current … Continue reading

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