General Resources

The following compendium includes various topics on Native and Indigenous Studies in America. These links are intended to be entryways into conversations and discourses we believe help in contextualizing “A Gathering of Native Voices,” but this list is not all-encompassing.

Boarding Schools

  1. Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools, from PBS Utah, is a documentary about the Native American boarding schools in the United States and the treatment of their students. This website also includes photos and various links to documents and articles on the topic.
  2. “Assimilation Through Education: Indian Boarding Schools in the Pacific Northwest,” is an essay by Carolyn J. Marr, from the University of Washington, focusing on the various types of boarding schools, daily schedules, and more.
  3. “American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many,” from NPR. remembers the late songwriter, performer and Indigenous activist Floyd Red Crow Westerman, and his experience at a Native American boarding school in the late 1940s.
  4. Announcement from the Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland about the creation of a DOI review of federal boarding school policy.

Land Acknowledgement

  1. interactive map of Native Land and the original nations that lived there.
  2. A Guide to Indigenous land acknowledgement, from the Native Governance Center, as well as understanding exactly what land acknowledgement requires in their Beyond Land Acknowledgment Guide.
  3. OPINION: Land acknowledgments fall short in honoring Indigenous people,” an article from the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper detailing where land acknowledgments can fall short.

Tribal Membership

  1. U.S. Department of the Interior Tribal Enrollment Process.
  2. National Congress of American Indians Tribal Membership Process.
  3. “Tribal members bear the cost of ending blood quantum certificates,” an op-ed from High Country News, which addresses the Bureau of Indian Affair’s decision to cease issuing “Certificates of Indian Blood.”
  4. Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Protecting Family Legacies Act, congressional legislation that would lower the blood quantum for Native Hawaiian successors from one-quarter to one-thirty-second.

COVID-19 Response

  1. The Center for American Progress report details the ways in which the US responded to the COVID crisis in Indigenous communities, and its failures.
  2. The official Indian Health Services division of the US Department of Health and Human Services response to the COVID crisis.
  3. Graphic Medicine’s guest blog about online efforts to spread the word about resources for Native communities, including Red Planet’s “Keep them safe” poster series.


1.Stop Line 3, an organization in opposition of the building of a tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota that runs through Native land.

2.Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women, a campaign from Native Women’s Wilderness that collects statistics and tracks policies and initiatives to call attention to the disappearances of women, girls, and two-spirits, which are widely underreported.

3.The Institute of American Indian Arts, a public tribal land-grant college in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which has ties to many of the contributors in this issue.