Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America
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peoples of North America
We are Wikipedians who have formed a project to improve, maintain, and organize the information in articles related to Indigenous peoples of North America. We hope this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. This page and its subpages contain our suggestions and discussions.
It covers all information on Indigenous peoples of North America available at Wikipedia, with the purpose of providing a unified coordination of all articles, stubs, categories and lists on the topic and closely related subjects.
The aim of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America is:
- to organize our content,
- to improve our content when possible
- to detect missing and incomplete articles and either create them or enhance them,
- and to provide a coordinated effort in this direction.
This project aims to encompass all historic, ethnic, and cultural aspects of the many groups collectively described as Indigenous peoples of North America, including Aboriginal peoples in Canada, Kalaallit of Greenland, Native Americans in the United States, and indigenous peoples of Mexico (parts of Mexico within the Mesoamerican culture areas are often excluded from North America).
As of 8 December 2013, there are 6,925 articles within the scope of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America, of which 15 are featured. This makes up 0.16% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0.22% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 15,894 pages in the project.
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- Provide a centralized resource guide of all related topics in Wikipedia, as well as spearhead the effort to improve and develop them.
- Create uniform templates that serve to identify all related articles as part of this project, as well as stub templates to englobe all related stubs under specific categories.
- Standardize articles about different tribes, personalities, and (when possible) historical events and cultural aspects.
- Verify historical accuracy and neutrality of all articles within the scope of the project.
- Create, expand and cleanup related articles.
Project origin and history
When WikiProject Ethnic groups began in January 2004, this topic was badly lacking in quantity and quality. There were no uniform criteria regarding ethnic matters to be included in Wikipedia. Today, the situation is very different. As of 2013, Wikipedia contains exhaustive quanitites of information on many ethnic matters, and more resources and information are added daily. Organizing and coordinating this large volume of ethnic information remains a challenging task, and has resulted in the creation of new WikiProjects focused on specific ethnic groups.
As a great deal of work has been already done both within and outside WikiProject Ethnic groups, the task ahead looks less daunting than that it did in 2004, but no less important and immense for that reason.
- WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America/Anishinaabe
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Native languages of California
- Canadian Aboriginal Languages Wikipedia Coordination
- WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas
- WikiProject Mexican-Americans/Chicanos
- WikiProject Indigenous peoples of Australia
- WikiProject Mesoamerica
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Endangered languages
General Strategy and Discussion forum
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If possible, the natural place to be used as the discussion forum is the project's talk page. Whenever needed, discussion can be moved to a more appropriate place regarding a particular matter.
- Fagan, Brian M. (2000). Ancient North America: The archaeology of a continent (3rd ed.). New York: Thames and Hudson.
- Landar, Herbert. (1973). The tribes and languages of North America: A checklist. In T. A. Sebeok (Ed.), Current trends in linguistics: Linguistics in North America (Vol. 10, pp. 1253-1441). The Hague: Mouton.
- Sturtevant, William C. (Ed.). (1978-present). Handbook of North American Indians (Vol. 1-20). Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution. (Vols. 1-3, 16, 18-20 not yet published).
- Poser, Bill. (2006). The Names of the First Nations Languages of British Columbia.
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