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Upward Bound: Indigenous collections




Alaska Native Language Archive.  Online database of documentation of the various Native languages of Alaska.

California Language Archive.  Online catalog of indigenous language materials in archives at the University of California, Berkeley.

Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center.  Site of memory and research for the history of this Indian boarding school, its complex legacy, and the stories of the thousands of students who were sent there.

Ella Deloria Archives.  Searchable database of documents pertaining to the Dakota Indians. This Archive was created by the American Indian Studies Research Institute (AISRI) for the Dakota Indian Foundation.

The Indigenous Digital Archive.  An online archive of primary-source materials documenting the history of U.S. boarding schools in  the 19th and 20th centuries, presented by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, New Mexico.


Intertribal News newspaper, 1987-2012.  Digitized copies of the Intertribal News Indian Student Newsletter, published at Fort Lewis  College in Durango, CO and made available online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.

   Passamaquoddy People's Knowledge Portal.  Database of wax cylinder and phonograph recordings documenting the stories and         voices of the Passamaquoddy people.

Plateau Peoples' Web Portal.  A collaboratively curated and reciprocally managed online archive of Plateau cultural material.


Tribesourcing Southwest Film.  This project tribesources films from the American Indian Film Gallery about Native peoples of the U.S. Southwest by recording Native narrations and contextual information for film content from the Native communities they represent.

Voices of Amisckwaciy.  A digital collective of stories from Indigenous Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.


CU Boulder Archives

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Brent Michael Davids scores, circa 1985-2000.  2 linear feet (1 box).  Musical scores written by American composer Brent Michael Davids (b. 1959), a member of the Stockbridge Munsee Community,

Charles Cambridge papers, circa 1970-1980.  (COU:292)  60 linear feet (53 boxes).  This collection contains the papers of Charles Cambridge (born 1946), an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, archaeologist, anthropologist, and former faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder, whose research focused on traditional architectural designs, as well as AIDS and its effects on American Indian populations.

Oyate Indian Club records, 1973-1992.  (COU:3226) 1 linear foot (1 box).  This collection contains materials documenting the Oyate Indian Club's activities on the University of Colorado Boulder campus from 1973-1992.  Includes issues of several Native American newspapers, pamphlets for Indigenous art shows, newsletters from across the country targeted to Native American audiences, a club questionnaire, magazines, schedules, fliers for Oyate-sponsored events on campus, and newspaper clippings, including some related to the American Indian Movement (AIM).