Native American and Alaskan Native Resources

The resources below are not endorsed or affiliated with County College of Morris or the Office of Counseling & Student Success. They have been compiled for your convenience to connect with, learn about, and celebrate the diversity within our community and our country. If you find any of the resources as outdated or if you would like additional information, please contact:

Tannia Dominguez in Counseling Services
tdominguez@ccm.edu, (973) 328-5140

Websites

Access Genealogy

“Native American History and Genealogy is a guide to beginning Native American research, available records types, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies and reservations, census, church, military records, schools, annuity, allotment, treaties, removal records, archives and libraries, cultural groups, and forts.”

https://accessgenealogy.com/native-american

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

“The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. In partnership with the more than 180,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people that we serve and the Tribal health organizations of the Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC provides world-class health services, which include comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training and rural water and sanitation systems construction.”

https://anthc.org/

Amplifier

“Amplifier is a design lab that builds art to amplify the voices of grassroots movements. We work with our community of social change partners, in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds, to build symbols, language, and distribution strategies that can change the national narrative.”

https://amplifier.org/

First Nations

“The history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis is essentially the very history of our country as they are the first peoples of Canada and continue to play important roles in its development and its future.”

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/culture/history-heritage/indigenous-history.html

Generation Indigenous

“Generation Indigenous (Gen I) was launched by President Obama on December 3rd, 2014. Gen I is a Native youth initiative focused on removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed.”

https://genindigenous.com/

Healthy Native Youth

“A one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for youth. The site is designed for tribal health educators, teachers, and parents – providing the training and tools needed to access and deliver effective, age-appropriate programs.”

https://www.healthynativeyouth.org/

I Know Mine

“The mission of iknowmine is to provide truthful and accurate information that youth can trust in order for them to be in control of their own health. iknowmine is a program run by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to help support Alaska Native youth and Alaskan youth to live healthy lives.”

https://www.iknowmine.org/

Indian Health Service

“The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes.”

https://www.ihs.gov/

Indigenous Story Studio

“Indigenous Story Studio is a registered non-profit Society, incorporated in the province of British Columbia since 2005 as the Healthy Aboriginal Network, and the province of Alberta since 2018. Our mandate is the non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness.”

https://istorystudio.com/

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

“To support the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health and wellness by collaborating in decolonizing research and knowledge building and sharing.”

http://iwri.org/

National Council of Urban Indian Health

“NCUIH is a National 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings.”

https://www.ncuih.org/index

National Congress of American Indians

“The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.”

http://www.ncai.org/

National Indian Child Welfare Association

“NICWA works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of American Indian and Alaska Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. We support tribes in building the capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal levels. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian and Alaska Native child welfare.”

https://www.nicwa.org/

National Indian Education Association

“The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was formed by Native educators in 1969 to encourage a national discourse on Native education. For 50 years, NIEA has hosted an annual convention to provide a forum for collaboration.”

https://www.niea.org/

National Indian Health Board

“The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS).”

https://www.nihb.org/index.php

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc.

“The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.”

https://www.niwrc.org/

The National Museum of the American Indian

“In partnership with Native peoples and their allies, the National Museum of the American Indian fosters a richer shared human experience through a more informed understanding of Native peoples.”

https://americanindian.si.edu/

Native Culture

“My goal is to facilitate communication among Native peoples and between Indians and non-Indians by providing access to home pages of Native American Nations and organizations, and to other sites that provide solid information about American Indians.”

http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/indians.html

Native Wellness

“The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.”

https://www.nativewellness.com/

National American Indian & Alaska Native Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network

“The National American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center strengthens and promotes systematic behavioral health practice changes that both honor and contribute to the health and well-being of American Indian & Alaska Native communities, tribes, and individuals.”

https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/national-american-indian-alaska-native-pttc/home

National American Indian Court Judges Association

“NAICJA is a national association comprised of tribal justice personnel & others devoted to supporting and strengthening tribal justice systems through education, information sharing, and advocacy.”

http://www.naicja.org/

Native American Journalists Association

“NAJA serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.”

https://najanewsroom.com/

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

“Established in 1972, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB or the Board) is a non-profit tribal advisory organization serving the forty-three federally recognized tribes of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.  Each member tribe appoints a Delegate via tribal resolution, and meets quarterly to direct and oversee all activities of NPAIHB.”

http://www.npaihb.org/

One Sky Center

“One Sky Center is a National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Research. It is dedicated to quality health care across Indian Country.”

http://www.oneskycenter.org/

United Indians

“United Indians is an organization that provides information anything about Native Americans.”

http://www.unitedindians.com/

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

“USET represents and promotes the interests of its member Tribal Nations through conferences, associations, work groups, partnerships, etc. Additionally, it serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, works on behalf of its membership to create an improved quality of life for American Indians through increased Health, Education, Social Services, Housing, Economic Development, Transportation, and Justice opportunities, and works to promote Indian leadership to ensure Indian Country’s continued growth, development, and prosperity as Tribal Nations.”

https://www.usetinc.org/

We R Native

“We are a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.”

https://www.wernative.org/

 

Hotlines/Warmlines/Helplines

StrongHearts Native Helpline

“The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.”

1-844-762-8483

 

Podcast

A Tribe Called Geek

“A Tribe Called Geek is an award-winning media platform for Indigenous Geek Culture and Stem. But we are more than just a media platform. We are a community of intelligent, imaginative, innovative and creative Indigenerds acknowledging and advancing the visibility of our contributions to pop culture and STEM. From indigenous superheroes to Harry Potter and more, our podcasts, website and social media are a celebration of Indigenous Representation and Geekery.”

http://atribecalledgeek.com/

Breakdances with Wolves: Indigenous Pirate Radio

“Thing About Skins contributor Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet/Suquamish) hosts this podcast along with Wesley Roach (Cheyenne River Sioux) and Minty LongEarth (Santee/Creek/Choctaw). They discuss politics, pop culture and Indigenous issues through a critical consciousness lens.”

https://soundcloud.com/breakdanceswithwolves

The Cuts

“The Cuts is a regular podcast hosted by filmmaker Sterlin Harjo. Sterlin interviews friends, artists and unique people in a comfortable, conversational setting creating a unique, informative and entertaining look into the lives of his guests.”

http://www.thecutspodcast.com/

Media Indigena

“A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.”

http://www.mediaindigena.com/

Native Opinion

“Native Opinion is a unique education, entertainment and informational radio show and podcast.  Hosts, Michael Kickingbear, of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and, David GreyOwl, a member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama, present an Indigenous view on American history, politics and culture, and how those things impact and shape Native American lives.”

http://nativeopinion.com/

The Native Seed Pod

“The Native Seed Pod is a podcast that explores and celebrates Native Foodways, Ancestral Seeds, and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge needed to renew the health of the Earth and all our relations. From planting songs to cultural foodscapes, we highlight the importance of protecting and restoring agrobiodiversity and food sovereignty to sustain resilient communities.”

https://www.nativeseedpod.org/

Native Trailblazers

“The Native Trailblazers is a weekly radio program dedicated to showcasing the amazing contributions of Native American, First Nations and all other Indigenous trailblazers all over the world!”

http://www.nativetrailblazers.com/

Still Here

“ICMN Journalist Jenni Monet (Laguna Pueblo) hosts and produces this tightly crafted storytelling hour. She promises to bring a world of Indigenous voices from Alaska to Zambia.”

www.stillherepodcast.com

Tohono O’odham Young Voices

“I was inspired to create this podcast where I could have discussions with local Natives active in their communities and share O’odham topics and music.”

https://www.spreaker.com/user/tandrew