The United Nations has declared August 9th to be The International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.
I don’t have a whole lot of time but, since it’s coming up, I thought I put together a simple list of related-resources and add to them later.
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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
CNN has two good videos:
Photos of Amazon tribe not a hoax is an MSNBC video.
At the Big Myth, you can watch and listen to creation stories from indigenous people from around the world.
Stories of the Dreaming is a multimedia feature on the stories of the indigenous people of Australia.
You watch and listen to a number of aboriginal stories at site. Click on “Aboriginal Stories.”
Dust Echoes is another site featuring Aboriginal stories from Australia.
Indigenous Language Map documents languages in Australia, including audio samples.
Native Planet has several slideshows about the indigenous peoples of India.
Song of the Forest is an Oxfam video about Peru.
Indigenous Venezuelan Tradition Sparks Debate is a New York Times slideshow.
Native voices from the heart of Alaska is an audio slideshow from the World Wildlife Fund.
Indigenous Geography from the National Museum of the American Indian helps you learn about indigenous people throughout North and South America.
PBS has an interactive map showing the indigenous roots of many place names in the United States.
How Stuff Works has numerous videos about Native Americans.
Codetalkers is an interactive about Native Americans in World War II.
The Buffalo and Native Americans is a video from the History Channel.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has a fascinating timeline of Native People’s Concepts Of Health And Healing.
The History Channel also has numerous slideshows on Native Americans.
The Smithsonian has an impressive collection of teacher materials related to Native Americans.
The Smithsonian also has a buffalo hide painting activity that I have used.
The Library of Congress has brought together many resources for Native American Heritage Month.
American Indian Responses To Environmental Challenges is an interactive from The Smithsonian.
Fighting For Survival is a short video about indigenous people in Kenya fighting against the effects of climate change:
Brazil Indigenous compete in weeklong sports event is a series of photos from The Sacramento Bee.
The Ashaninka, A Threatened Way of Life is a slideshow from The Atlantic.
Latin American indigenous groups join forces to fight dams is from The BBC.
Internet Indians: In Contextual Video Player is from Al Jazeera.
The Guardian published an interactive called Peoples under threat around the world: map. Here’s how they describe it:
How safe are indigenous peoples around the world? map shows country rankings according to the latest Peoples Under Threat index from Minority Rights Group International. South Sudan is the highest riser, although it has only just come into existence.
Here’s a “movie” showing the loss of Native American land over the past 250 years. You can read more about it at The Atlantic:
Indigenous Tribe Rises up in Colombia is a TIME slideshow.
Lakota Winter Counts is an interactive from The Smithsonian.
Woven Together is another Smithsonian interactive.
Brazilian Police Evict Indigenous Squatters from 2014 Stadium Site is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.
An Indigenous Way of Life Threatened by Oil Sands in Canada is a photo gallery from The New York Times.
Native American Heritage Month is the U.S. government’s site for related educational materials.
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian is from PBS.
Teaching History has a number of related resources.
American Indian Heritage Month comes from the Utah Education Network.
Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grades K-5 is from The NEA.
Time-lapse of American seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887. pic.twitter.com/VxLsBLk3dw
— Amazing Maps (@Amazing_Maps) May 3, 2015
The Invasion of America: How the United States Took Over an Eighth of the World shows the takeover of land from Native Americans using a timeline slider.
The LandMark map shows indigenous land throughout the world.
The World Indigenous Games is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
I’m looking forward to more suggestions in the comment section…
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