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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.

If you would like to help, please introduce yourself on our talk page and add your name as a participant! Or, jump in and expand a stub article with reliable sources. Feel free to ask for help ...

WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America descended from the WikiProject Ethnic groups.

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.

Purpose[edit]

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.

Scope[edit]

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).

A special note for our First Nations, Native American, and indigenous contributors[edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg A big welcome to all people of indigenous, Native American, and First Nations heritage reading this page! We hope you enjoy participating in Wikipedia. We are especially happy to have your help in improving the diversity of Wikipedia coverage. Please feel free to leave a note on the talk page of this WikiProject, or at Wikipedia:Systemic bias if you run into problems here. Also please note, there are two other wikis, The Native American Encyclopedia wiki and NativeWiki, that are dedicated to capturing documentation of oral traditions, if it turns out your Native American/First Nations material gets deleted from Wikipedia. And yes, it is possible to start your own Wikipedia in your own language. We'd be happy to support you in this. (Leave a note if you need help setting up a new language, or with fonts.)

Articles requested[edit]

  1. Fish Carrier (Ojageght)
  2. Willie Lavallee
  3. Kumeyaay People
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Lists of missing articles[edit]

Progress update on our articles[edit]

As of 2 October 2014, there are 7,220 articles within the scope of WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America, of which 16 are featured. This makes up 0.16% of the articles on Wikipedia and 0.23% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 16,626 pages in the project.

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Goals[edit]

  1. Provide a centralized resource guide of all related topics in Wikipedia, as well as spearhead the effort to improve and develop them.
  2. 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.
  3. Standardize articles about different tribes, personalities, and (when possible) historical events and cultural aspects.
  4. Verify historical accuracy and neutrality of all articles within the scope of the project.
  5. Create, expand and cleanup related articles.

Project origin and history[edit]

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.

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General Strategy and Discussion forum[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  • Phillip M. White (October 2004). Bibliography of Native American bibliographies. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-31941-9. 
  • 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.
  • Sonneborn, Liz (2007). A to Z of American Indian Women. A to Z of women (Rev. ed.). New York: Facts On File. ISBN 9780816066940. 

Artistry[edit]

  • Everett, Deborah (2008). Encyclopedia of Native American Artists. Artists of the American mosaic, ISSN 1939-1218. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313337628. 
  • Reno, Dawn E. (1995). Contemporary Native American Artists. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Alliance Publishing. ISBN 0964150964. 
  • St. James Guide to Native North American Artists. Roger Matuz (ed.). Detroit: St. James Press. 1998. ISBN 1558622217. 

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